News for History students - 2/15/2023

1) Peace Corps Prep Certificate

Thinking about serving in the Peace Corps after you graduate? Hoping to work in international development? Interested in community service and intercultural understanding? Consider earning Cal Poly Humboldt's Peace Corps Prep Certificate!

The Peace Corps Prep Certificate program is an official partnership between the Peace Corps and Cal Poly Humboldt. As a Peace Corps Prep student, you will gain specialized training and experience, foreign language skills, intercultural competence, and leadership skills, preparing you for international service opportunities. Undergraduates from any major are encouraged to apply!  You may not need to take any additional courses to earn the Peace Corps Certificate, because courses that you have taken or are already planning to take may satisfy all the requirements.
Learn more here.

2) Career & Volunteer Expo, February 16


3) McNair Scholars Program


4) Academic & Career Advising Center drop-in hours 


5) College Corps

Earn up to $10,000 for program completion, level-up your resume, and build community connections by serving 450 hours at local organizations addressing issues of Food Insecurity, Climate Action, and K-12 Education! Don’t miss this opportunity to build leadership skills, promote civic responsibility, and discover a way that you and other students from diverse backgrounds can graduate on time and with less debt.

Most full-time enrolled students (including AB-540 Dreamers) who are 18 years or older at the beginning of service will be eligible. See here for more information. Priority deadline: March 10.

6) Cal Poly Humboldt Sustainability Newsletter 

Browse the most recent newsletter to find information on events, campus sustainability projects, community happenings, and other useful tips. This newsletter is authored by Green Campus, a student group that operates under Cal Poly Humboldt's Office of Sustainability. Upcoming items of possible interest History students include:
  • Earth Week preparation
  • Campus Center for Appropriate Technology volunteer opportunities
  • Humboldt Energy Independence Fund seeks proposals


History Club meeting, Feb. 16

The History Club's new meeting day/time is every other Thursday from 4:30-5:30 PM in FH 163. Meeting dates will be Feb. 2 and 16, March 2 and 23, April 6 and 20, and May 5.


Free History writing tutors

The History Department is offering FREE WRITING TUTORS to any student enrolled in a History class! Writing Tutors can assist with crafting a thesis, proofreading, choosing correct grammar, and understanding how to effectively structure an essay, research paper, slideshow, or any other writing assignment. Reach out today to one of our Certified Writing Aces (not a real thing, but it sounds impressive), Dakota Adelmann ( and Ian Jones (! Please contact them directly to make an appointment.