Part of history in the public interest entails infusing historical thinking into all spheres of public life. This includes the history professorate, education, museums, nonprofits, consulting, finance and more.
On February 2nd, the Lepage Center joined with the Villanova Career Center and History Department to host our inaugural "
History Career Day
" The four-hour event examined the various ways that history majors use their degrees and skillsets in a variety of career paths, and delineated for current history majors, minors, and grad students the numerous career possibilities that exist with a history degree.
Emily Swafford of the American Historical Association;
Jhaakira Jacobs of the VU Career Center; and three alumni of the VU history program
Kristen Starnes, a teacher at Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr;
Sandra Krogulski, Regulatory Operations Manager at Accenture; and
Theresa Altieri Taplin, Archivist & Collections Manager at The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia. The event was a great success, and we envision it becoming an annual Lepage Center program.