Navigating grad school as an international student can be challenging due to language barriers, cultural differences, and unfamiliar academic systems, but seeking out support from academic and social networks can enhance your experience and lead to success.
Should I Write an Op-Ed?
If you’re seeking to write to broader audiences, op-eds can be an effective way to draw on your skills as a historian to discuss the present-day implications of your research, historicize contemporary issues, and spotlight the concerns of those in your community.
Overcoming Anxiety in Graduate Teaching and Public Speaking
Graduate school is stressful, and some incoming students struggle with anxiety and panic when teaching or speaking publicly. Here are some tips for managing and overcoming anxiety as a graduate student.
What AHA President James Sweet Got Wrong—And Right
A controversy over comments by the president of the American Historical Association reveals deeper truths about the challenges historians face.
How to Prepare for a Job Interview at a SLAC
A guide for interviewees at teaching-focused history programs.
Dissertation Resources: Research Grants, Completion Fellowships, and Dissertation Prizes
Any history dissertation requires support, particularly financial support. This resource list includes dissertation research grants, dissertation completion fellowships, and dissertation prizes that are available in a variety of regional and thematic subfields.
How the Law Can Help You: Creating a Pre-law Program in Your History Department
With the increasing need to justify the importance or even existence of your history department, creating a pre-law program can be an excellent way to increase course enrollment, draw positive attention from senior leadership, and attract donors, all while better preparing students for legal careers. Here’s how to do it.
Making the Most of Your Postdoc
You received a postdoc, which means that—depending on the postdoc—you have the rare opportunity to direct your energies towards your own research and writing without the responsibilities that come with being a faculty member and with (hopefully) more resources than you had as a graduate student. So, how do you make the most of your postdoc?
Adapting to Graduate School with a Disability
Entering graduate school can be daunting for any new student, especially for those who have a disability. However, with self-advocacy and some strategizing, graduate students with disabilities can succeed.
We All Feel Like Loners: Tips for Attending an Academic Conference Alone
Attending a conference as the only grad student from your department can be lonely, but there are ways to make the most of the experience. Here are some ideas to make conferences more positive.