We are thrilled to announce that the UMKC History Department is one of only five Ph.D. programs awarded a Career Diversity for Historians Departmental Grant from the American Historical Association.
UMKC will use the grant funds to support a one-year professional development networking program for the department’s PhD students. Bringing together librarians, museum staff, and nonprofit professionals, the program aims to introduce students to the many career paths available to historians, and to put them in touch with potential employers in the Kansas City region. Over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year, the department will convene ten meetings, each led by an area professional that works in the field.
See more at: http://blog.historians.org/2015/10/aha-announces-inaugural-career-diversity-historians-departmental-grants/#sthash.tY7bLh1c.dpuf