Talking to Students about careers in History

Archer, Ben (2023) Talking to Students about careers in History. In: [Presented at the History Teachers Association of NSW Annual Conference]. From: History Teachers Association of NSW Annual Conference, 13-14 July 2023, Kirribilli, NSW, Australia.

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In 2023, commencing enrolments in humanities degrees experienced a significant decrease of almost 5% compared to previous years. This trend is concerning, as it suggests that students and parents are increasingly questioning the value of degrees in subjects such as history. With higher course fees, it is essential to be able to demonstrate the value of a degree in history and articulate how it can lead to viable and fulfilling career paths.

This presentation aims to provide teachers with practical tools and tips to help guide discussions on how studying history can lead to successful careers. By highlighting the transferable skills that students develop while studying history, such as critical thinking, research, and communication, teachers can demonstrate how a history degree can lead to diverse career paths, including journalism, law, and public service.

The presentation will also explore the various resources available to students interested in pursuing a career in history, including internships, fellowships, and networking opportunities. By providing teachers with practical strategies to support students in their career exploration and development, this presentation aims to encourage students to pursue their passion for history and recognise the value of a degree in the humanities.

Item ID: 79245
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: history, careers, employability, skills
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Copyright Information: CC BY-NC-ND
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 00:07
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390107 Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management) @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 25%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390404 Educational counselling @ 25%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160206 Workforce transition and employment @ 50%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education @ 50%
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