"The Pursuit of a PhD"

The American Historical Association's president, Vicki L. Ruiz, discusses the organization's efforts to understand and expand the career horizons of history doctorates.  As part of these efforts, the AHA plans to further develop its Career Diversity for Historians initiative through a series of pilot programs launched at four partner campuses (Columbia University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Chicago, and University of New Mexico) to help graduate students prepare for a range of employment opportunities not only in academia, but also in cultural institutions and other nonprofits, government, and the private sector. 

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Article Citation

Vicki L. Ruiz, "The Pursuit of a PhD," Perspectives on History, April 2015, http://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/april-2015/the-pursuit-of-a-phd.