Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


Resources from Professional Organizations

Loyola's Career Development Center

  • Sarah Syversen is the career advisor for humanities students. She works one-on-one with students (and alumni) in any stage of their careers to assist in career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, networking, and interviewing. Contact the Career Development Center to set up an appointment or email her directly 

Career Exploration and Development Resources from Other Universities

  • Imagine PhD - A career exploration and planning tool developed by the Graduate Career Consortium for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.
  • University of Michigan - Resources for graduate students interested in non-academic positions.
  • University of Illinois - Career exploration resources, including self-assessment, informational interviews, and job search resources.
  • Columbia University - Resources for humanities and social science PhDs searching for careers in various non-academic fields (ex. publishing, cultural organizations, consulting).
  • Humanists@Work - An initiative from the University of California Humanities Research Institute that includes a wide variety of career exploration and professional development resources, stories from graduates working outside academia, and a podcast.

 Resources from PhDs Who Pursued Careers Outside Academia