January 18, 2008
Good Prospects Don't Equal Confidence for History Job Seekers
Babette Faehmel, a graduate student in history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is finishing up her dissertation and trying to find a job at the same time.
So she made her way to the American Historical Association's annual meeting in Washington this month, where hundreds of people were interviewing for jobs, or wishing they were.
"I'm definitely on the market, but I didn't get an interview lined up prior to the conference," said Ms. Faehmel, whose fields of study