* 1. Public History M.A. programs typically train students in one or more of the following areas. Which of these are most directly relevant to your work? (Please check all that apply)

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Museums
Historic preservation
Cultural Resource Management
Historical administration
Documentary editing
Oral history
Archives
Historical interpretation

* 2. When considering candidates for entry-level professional positions, what skills do you view as especially valuable or important? (What skills do you wish candidates had?)

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Accessioning, cataloging, and registration
Archaeology
Architectural documentation and analysis
Architectural history
Archives and records management
Digital media development and production
Editorial skills
Exhibit development and production
Exhibit installation
Fundraising
Graphic design
Historical and historiographical knowledge
Historical research
Historical writing
Interpretive planning
Media relations
Project management
Proposal writing
Public policy analysis
Public programming and interpretation
Public speaking
Quantitative literacy (budgeting, statistical analysis, etc.)
Written and oral communication

* 3. When considering candidates for mid-level and senior positions, what skills do you view as highly desirable or essential?

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Accessioning, cataloging, and registration
Archaeology
Architectural documentation and analysis
Architectural history
Archives and records management
Digital media development and production
Editorial skills
Exhibit development and production
Exhibit installation
Fundraising
Graphic design
Historical and historiographical knowledge
Historical research
Historical writing
Interpretive planning
Media relations
Project management
Proposal writing
Public policy analysis
Public programming and interpretation
Public speaking
Quantitative literacy (budgeting, statistical analysis, etc.)
Written and oral communication

* 4. Which three to five of these skills do you think will be in highest demand in the future?

* 5. How would you describe the mission or focus of your organization, institution, or office?

* 6. Given your answer to question #4, what do you believe are the most important ECONOMIC trends affecting or likely to be affecting your work in the near future?

* 7. Given your answer to question #4, what do you believe are the most important SOCIAL / POLITICAL trends affecting or likely to be affecting your work in the near future?

* 8. Given your answer to question #4, what do you believe are the most important TECHNICAL / PROFESSIONAL trends affecting or likely to be affecting your work in the near future?

* 9. How valuable do you believe internships are for graduate students in public history?

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