History Graduate Student Association

The History Graduate Student Association at NC State is an organization devoted to the professional development of NC State's history and public history graduate students. We promote history and public history interests within our department and at our university. In addition to representing the History Department in NC State's graduate student government, HGSA organizes professional and social events such as conferences, presentations, and field trips. Our goal is to provide professional development while fostering a strong academic and social community within our department.

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Officers

  • Austin Robinson, Co-President
  • Ryan Lenzmeier, Co-President
  • Julia Rudolph, Advisor

2017 Graduate Student History Conference Call For Papers

HGSA Professional Development Workshop Series

2017-18 Upcoming Events

FALL

Applying for Conferences Workshop
Monday, Sept. 18, 11:45am-1:00pm -–  Withers 331
The workshop, developed by Alex Goodrich and Dr. Friend, will cover successfully writing conference abstracts and presenting papers and posters at conferences. You are welcome to bring your lunch to the event.

Finding & Building a Professional Network Workshop
Monday, Nov. 13, 11:45am-1:00pm 
This workshop will cover methods for making professional connections and building those professional relationships through different venues such conferences and social media. 

SPRING

How to Write Resumes, Cover Letters, and Prepare for Interviews Workshop
Early February
This workshop will focus on successfully writing resumes and cover letters needed for internship or job applications. Other topics related to internship and job applications, like interviews, will also be covered. 

How to Publish as a Graduate Student Workshop (APRIL TBA)
This workshop will cover how to turn scholarship, including coursework, into a published product by reviewing the important steps involved in publishing work as a graduate student. 


HGSA Careers in Public History Series

2017 Past Events

Joel Lane House
Feb 17, 2:00 pm
HGSA members are welcome to attend this visit to the Joel Lane House to discuss the site and public history field with the Executive Director.

Mordecai Historic Park
Feb. 24, 2:00 pm
HGSA members are welcome to attend this visit to Mordecai Historic Park to discuss the interpretation of the site and the public history field with the Site Manager.

Careers in Public History: NC Governor’s Mansion
March 24, 2:00-3:15 PM
HGSA members are welcome to attend this tour of the Governor’s Mansion and informal Q&A with the Capitol’s Docent Coordinator/INterpretive Specialist.