American Studies
American Studies

Career Resources and Outcomes

Work in American Studies can lead to and enrich a wide variety of careers. The majority of our students become teachers and scholars at the college and university level, but significant numbers have gone into journalism, radio, TV and film work, museum curating, law, public relations, editing, advertising, government service, secondary school teaching and administration, and creative writing.

Graduate Student Career & Professional Development
Texas Career Engagement’s Graduate Career and Professional Development Team is dedicated to empowering graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to explore, connect, and build communities to pursue professional fulfillment in industry, academia, nonprofit, business, and government.

Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters
Learn how to best highlight your graduate experience and skills and impress a prospective employer in job application documents. To demonstrate your fit for a job and increase your chances of securing an interview, adapt your application materials to match the job description. Review our materials below to learn how to write and format resumes, CVs, and cover letters as well as tailor them to specific job descriptions for academia, industry, nonprofit, government, and business.

Liberal Arts Career Services
COLA Career Services is there to help you with every step of your job search - whether you need to write a resume, interview for a job, apply to law school, or figure out how to best use your liberal arts degree.

Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling
The more you know about yourself, the better you’ll be able to choose those careers that suit you best.

UT Employment

HireUTexas is the university-wide job board providing free, simple access to the 50,000+ students and alumni of The University of Texas at Austin seeking job and internship opportunities. HireUTexas is restricted to career-related and professionally-oriented jobs and internships. Postings are reviewed daily by career services staff during the business week. Please review our policies for posting positions here.  For HireUTexas help, please review our Frequently Asked Questions below or contact HireUTexas at or 512-471-2425.

H-Net Jobs Guide
The H-Net Job Guide covers positions in History, the Humanities, and Social Sciences, as well as listings in rhetoric, composition.

Chronicle of Higher Education

American Association of University Professors
AAUP'S mission is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. Membership is open to college and university faculty members, administrators, graduate students, and the general public. National

Adjunct Faculty Guild
The National Professional Association for Adjunct, Part-Time, Full-Time Temporary & Visiting College Faculty.

Imagining America
Imagining America is a national movement to connect universities and the communities they serve through the arts and the humanities. Through joint inquiry and projects conceived as true partnerships between town and gown, we seek to bridge the gap that has separated artists and intellectuals from the general public. Imagining America supports campus-community projects and seeks structural changes within colleges and universities that promote - and reward - new levels of engagement by artists and scholars.

National Council on Public History
The National Council on Public History (NCPH) works to advance the professionalism of public history and to advocate enhanced public and governmental support for historical programs. The NCPH includes museum professionals, government historians, historical consultants and employees in consulting, archivists, professors and students with public history interests, and many others.

Public History Resource Center
The site contains: a working definition of public history; a short essay detailing one aspect of its history; annotated select publications; descriptions of programs offering degrees in public history and related fields; an exploration of various careers in the field; criteria for evaluating public history Web sites; and select reviews of those sites.