“Careers for Historians” night, Feb 7, featured history alumni, Eric Goudie (BA’15) Theatre Coordinator, Fergus, Katie Anderson (BA’11/MA’14/BEd’15) Education Coordinator & Mary Choy (BA’08/MA’15) Health Education Coordinator, with CATIE
Worried about choosing a career? Overwhelmed at where to start the process? Wondering if anyone will want to hire a history student? Then join our sessions on Careers for Historians.
On 7 February, students found encouragement, advice and inspiration when they gathered to hear history alumni talk about their careers. The evening featured
Eric Goudie (BA’15) Theatre Coordinator, Fergus Grand Theatre, Katie Anderson (BA’11/MA’14/BEd’15) Education Coordinator at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, and Mary Choy (BA’08/MA’15) Regional Health Education Coordinator. Western Region, with CATIE. They demonstrated how their history degrees provided them with transferrable skills, skills that employers want. They provided great advice on how to get your career launched by taking part-time jobs, volunteering, using LinkedIn and your own personal networks.
Join us for our next session of “Careers for History Students” in 2018/2019 when more alumni will share their experiences and hot tips.
Here is a sampling of the alumni who have previously shared their advice:
Robbie Berardi (BAH 2012) Teacher/Interpreter specialising in Blacksmithing, leather work and wood work in living history village at Waterloo Region Museum
Monica Finlay (MA 2011) Research and Analytics Lead for the Canadian Public Affairs team for Edelman, the world's largest communication-marketing company
Graham Shular (BAH 2012) Occasional teacher in the Thames Valley District School Board grades 4-10, teachable is history
Jessica Murphy (BA '15) Territory Sales Rep at Softchoice, a major IT re-seller associated with CISCO Systems, an international IT company
Stephanie Hodge (Hon BA ’12) Lawyer with the Department of Justice in Toronto after having attained her law degree at Queen’s University.
Sonja Missio (BAH, History’08) Prospect Researcher and Information Officer at North York General Foundation, involved in a major fundraising campaign and an international soccer journalist.
Samuel Sharp (BAH, History'12, MA History'15) Historical Interpreter at the Gibson House Museum and a Program Instructor at Colborne Lodge Museum, Toronto.
Brooke Anderson (B.A.’11) Account Supervisor at High Road, helping some of the world’s biggest brands tell better stories
Sara Nixon (B.A.’13/ M.A.’15) Public Historian and Public Programmer at St Catharine’s Museum and Curator of the Grimsby Timescapes Project
Melissa Al-Jaishi (Segeren) (MA, MLIS/2012, 2014) Archivist at R. M. Sotheby’s, a high-end car auction company outside of London