November 9, 2021    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Type

PLHC to host virtual career talk with National Park Service Trails Historian, Guy McClellan

Building a career on historic trails

Most historians’ work brings them into contact with buildings, structures, or artifacts. However, National Trails Historian, Guy McClellan, built his career in history around trails. He currently works with the National Park Service to preserve historic trails and tell their stories. McClellan also authored a map series documenting the names of historic trails near the Santa Fe trail. Among a variety of research methods, spatial history drives McClellan’s work on trails. He uses digital history methods to share trail history with land managers and the public. McClellan cites his training in digital methods as critical to his job search success. Also, he routinely relies on digital methods in his current position with the National Park Service.

His presentation will focus on sharing stories from his career path, navigating the change from student to professional, and how to nab that elusive first job post-graduation. This session will be useful to students interested public history, digital humanities, or pursuing careers in the National Parks, other federal land management agencies, or protected areas. McClellan’s presentation will be followed with a Q&A session. Come prepared with your career queries about pursuing a career in federal service or in public lands!

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Meeting ID: 981 6396 9377