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Alumni Connections


We empower graduate students to find success in a variety of diverse career trajectories. Our goal is to build strong connections with alumni. Fortunately, the Department of History has a large network of successful PhD alumni in an extensive range of careers. In fact, Michigan's graduates are part of the biggest alumni community in the world, currently numbering around 585,000.

University Career Alumni Network (UCAN) History Group

UCAN convenes alumni in a digital space, where they can connect each other, link with current students, offer career advice, and serve as informal mentors. The UCAN History group features U-M History PhD alums who can offer their insight, experience, and guidance to current graduate students. We invite all alums and current graduate students to join.

The Rackham Graduate School generously supports the UCAN network. Be sure to navigate to the History Group hosted through the graduate school hub, Rackham Connect.

To join, register with UCAN and then request to join the History group. You can find a guide to creating a graduate student profile here.

Alumni Conference

The History Department's inaugural Alumni Conference is planned for November 21-22, 2019. The event will showcase the incredible diversity of career paths for U-M History PhD alums, and current graduate students will have a chance to connect with them to explore opportunities in a wide variety of fields. Link to the conference webpage for additional information.