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Careers in History

  • EIU History Careers Day
    • Why do employers desperately want to hire applicants with history degrees? How does a history degree provide the real-world skills needed to succeed in a variety of careers? Every Spring semester the History Department holds its annual History Careers Day during which our majors learn the answers to these and other questions. Panelists always include current faculty and students, and distinguished alumni who talk about how their history degrees provided them a leg up on the job market upon graduation and the real-world skills that have allowed them to build highly successful careers. This year's History Careers Day will be held on February 20, 2020.

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History Department

2744 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-3310
history@eiu.edu

Sace E Elder, Chair

2542 Coleman Hall
217-581-6380
seelder@eiu.edu

Brian Mann, Undergraduate Advisor

3721 - Coleman Hall
bmann@eiu.edu

Lee Patterson, Graduate Coordinator

2572 - Coleman Hall
217-581-6372
lepatterson2@eiu.edu

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
History with Teacher Licensure in Social Science Coordinator

2556 Coleman Hall
@eiuhistl
blaughlinschul@eiu.edu


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