History Majors' Four-Year Plan for Success

Make the most of your four years as a History major: every semester, you should attend a History Club event. Also, you should begin attending Career Services events in your first year at Xavier.  We hope you will take advantage of all the opportunities the University and community have to offer. See the second page for other worthwhile events and opportunities to enrich your time as a student at Xavier.

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Attend "Pizzas with Professors" History event to learn about how to use Registrar's tools on the XU portal to track and plan your degree progress
  • Make a habit of reading the XU portal news and announcements every day to find out what's going on around campus
  • If you have any interest in a minor in Secondary Education, see Mr. Hutton in the Education College immediately
  • Visit the Career Services Center (CLC 530) to learn about career options and planning
  • Attend at least one campus speaker event or cultural activity (see reverse for ideas)
  • Talk to your advisor about study abroad and academic service learning semesters
  • Ask your advisor for suggestions for summer reading based on her/his current reading

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Take HIST 210-Sophomore Colloquium, where you will write a resume and learn how to present your History major skills to potential employers
  • Consider declaring a minor
  • Check out Career Services Library of Career Resources
  • Talk to your advisor about graduate school and preparing for the GREs, LSAT, etc.
  • If you are interested in attending Law School, contact Pre-Law Advisor, Dr. Paul Fiorelli
  • Contact Career Services about their Mentoring Program
  • Consider doing an Internship  (see reverse for ideas)
  • Talk to your advisor about study abroad and academic service learning semesters
  • Ask your advisor for suggestions for summer reading based on her/his current reading

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Discuss Fulbright and other postgraduate opportunities with your advisor
  • Consider doing an Internship  (see reverse for ideas)
  • Attend a Career Services interviewing workshop
  • Set up a Linked-In account for professional networking
  • Consider submitting research to Xavier?s Celebration of Student Research
  • Talk to your advisor about graduate school and preparing for the GREs, LSAT, etc.
  • Attend the Career Services Career Fair
  • Check Career Services E-Recruiting for internships
  • Attend at least one campus speaker event or cultural activity (see reverse for ideas)
  • Update your resume, if you haven?t already

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Attend the Career Services Career Fair
  • Ask professors for letters of recommendation for graduate school or employment
  • Consider volunteering to staff the History major table with a professor at an X-Experience day (contact Dept. Chair)
  • Consider volunteering to staff the History major table with a professor at an X-Experience day (contact dept. chair)
  • Take career-enhancing electives from other departments (Communication Arts, Entrepreneurial Studies, etc.)

 

 

Cultural and Intellectual Events

 

 

 

Career Services Center Events and Resources: CLC 530

https://www.xavier.edu/career/students

Monday ? Friday, 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

 

INFORMATION ON INTERNSHIPS IN CINCINNATI FOR HISTORY MAJORS

 

·         Cincinnati Public Library/Library of Congress Veterans Oral History Project (Brian Powers, Brian.Powers@cincinnatilibrary.org )

·         Holocaust and Humanity Education Project, see Dr. Korros

·         Xavier University Archives, see Dr. Anderson or Fr. LaRocca

·         Cincinnati Historical Society/Cincinnati Museum Center, http://www.cincymuseum.org/volunteer/internships

 

PUBLIC HISTORY IN & AROUND CINCINNATI

 

·         Underground Railroad Freedom Center http://www.freedomcenter.org/

·         Cincinnati History Museum http://www.cincymuseum.org/

·         John P. Parker House, Ripley, OH  http://johnparkerhouse.org/

Queen City Underground Tours  http://www.americanlegacytours.com/?q=tours/queen-city-underground/