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Employing History: A Guide to Graduate School and Navigating the Job Market

Employing History (EH) is a handbook for graduate students, early career historians and their supervisors. It contains guidance and practical advice on navigating postgraduate study, sharing academic research, and finding work.

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History MA and PhD students put their training and expertise to use in a wide range of careers. Our graduate alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers in government, law, journalism, education, public service, business, public history, and international commerce. Queen’s PhD graduates can be found on the faculty of many Canadian universities and several international institutions. With the contraction of the academic job market, an increasing number of our graduates are opting to pursue other career paths. We strive to provide opportunities for professional development that will help position our graduates for jobs both within the academy and beyond. Explore the range of resources available and learn how our alumni have put their training in History to use.

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  • Education
  • Business Development
  • Community and Social Services
  • Media & Communications
  • Legal

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  • Work in Culture
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  • The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Canadian Studies Network
  • Government of Canada
  • Work in Non-Profits

Alumni News

Matthew Barrett (PhD 2019) and Robert Engen (PhD 2014) publish new graphic history of Hill 70 and Canada's First World War

Queen's University History alumni Matthew Barrett (PhD 2019) and Robert C. Engen (PhD 2014) have co-authored a new graphic history book called Through Their Eyes: A Graphic History of Hill 70 and Canada's First World War. 

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