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History Career Day


Emily Swafford of the American Historical Association presents to Villanova graduate and undergraduate students as part of "History Career Day" 2018.


A signature program of the Lepage Center, "History Career Day" showcases how history majors put their degrees to work in the history profession and beyond, helping to shape our world and create enriching careers for themselves and others.

The program offers insights into career opportunities for students with history degrees; a realistic look at the history job market; and expertise from the Villanova Career Center on resumes, cover letters, and job skills. Undergraduates and graduate students majoring or minoring in history are welcome to attend.

The Lepage Center hosted its first-ever “History Career Day” on February 2nd, 2018. The keynote speaker was Emily Swafford, Manager of Academic Affairs at the American Historical Association. Additional speakers included Kristen Starnes, History Teacher at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and History M.A., Villanova ('07); Theresa Altieri Taplin, Archivist & Collections Manager, Union League of Philadelphia and History M.A., Villanova ('12); and Sandra Krogulski, Manager, Accenture, and History B.A. ('09) and M.A. ('11), Villanova.


The 2020 "History Career Day" occurred Friday, February 7th from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. in Room 205, Falvey Memorial Library.

"History Career Day" is presented in conjunction with the Villanova Career Center.

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Additional resources

The American Historical Association (AHA) is leading a nationwide initiative on Career Diversity for Historians. Resources include:

Additional career resources for historians may be found on the websites of the National Council on Public History and American Association for State and Local History.

General info:

Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-4660

Twitter: @LepageCtr

In person:

The Lepage Center is located on the campus of Villanova University, inside the St. Augustine Center, Room 410.

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Media inquiries:

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