Meet your School of History Interns

The School of History runs its own internships providing history students the opportunity to develop their employability and participate in the running of the department. The internships cover a range of roles, from careers interns responsible for gathering and disseminating information, to assisting undergraduate recruitment and induction. They’re a friendly bunch and always eager to help, so…

Archival Experience

Both of us are enthusiastic about public history and making records / research accessible to a wider audience. After we have graduated, we want to go on to do postgraduate degrees and understand the importance of work experience in gaining a place. Amy is extremely enthusiastic about studying to become a certified archivist, while Claire…

If it’s not ‘digital’ then it’s falling behind

This week in ‘The Digital Professional’ we looked at how technology is affecting the workplace. Commentators predict that there will be an increased inequality, as the smart become smarter and traditionally low-skilled jobs decline (Gillinson and O’Leary, 2006). Hence, graduates of the 21st century need to be adaptable, innovative and resilient to flourish in an…

Our Digital Footprint

This week I started a new module called ‘The Digital Professional’ at the Careers Centre. Each week, we have to write a blog post reflecting on the issues discussed. As this is relevant to the History interns’ work with careers, I thought it would be valuable to post some of these blogs on the History…

‘The Next Step: What can I do with my arts degree?’

What? The History interns have been busy organising a careers fair specifically for Arts students, where you can come and network with a variety of guests in a more personal setting than the university-wide events. An opportunity not to be missed! There’s no need to book, just drop in, have a chat, and munch on some mince pies! When?…