Graduate students in the department receive assistance in seeking jobs in academia and beyond from their faculty advisors as well as from a faculty member who serves as placement director. The placement director meets one on one with students entering the job market to help them prepare their application materials, maintains an informational website of advice about applying and interviewing, and arranges practice job talk interviews for students. The department also provides assistance in forwarding credentials and recommendation letters to hiring institutions. The department has an excellent record of placing our students in faculty positions and post-doc fellowships at research universities and liberal arts colleges, as well as in jobs in government, research firms, and non-profits. Recent placements include positions at American University, Arkansas State University, Auburn University, Barnard College, Bates College, Bryn Mawr College, California State University, Canisius College, Chatham University, Clark University, College of Charleston, College of New Jersey, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Georgetown University, Georgia State University, Handong University Korea, Haverford College, Illinois State University, James Madison University, John Jay College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Long Island University, Northeastern University, Northern Colorado University, Notre Dame, Ohio University, University of Oregon, Penn State University, Pomona College, Providence College, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Sacramento State University, Sam Houston State University, Sonoma State University, Stanford University, Texas Tech University, University of Cincinnati, University of Hartford, University of Indiana, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Miami – Ohio, University of Vermont, US Military Academy, Whitman College, Whittier College, William Patterson University, Williams College, and Yonsei University Japan.