I was reading through Liz Covart’s Uncommonplace Book blog, and I really encourage you all to check it out. I was just reading a great article about taking the career as a historian beyond the world of academia. Here is an excerpt of the post. . .
Do I want to be an academic historian? I began having doubts about my career path during my last three years in graduate school. I had applied to grad school to become professionally-trained version of David McCullough. However, in my first quarter I replaced that goal with a desire for an academic career. No one forced this ambition on me per se, but my seminars, department workshops, and training were all geared towards preparing me for a tenure-track job. After imbibing on this academic dream for seven years, I found it difficult to confront the fact that I did not want to be a traditional academic.
Read the rest of the article here and enjoy!