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Interfolio/Berkeley web portal (at left) -- Use only if you are a Berkeley History Graduate Student or PhD Alum on the academic job market:

Use Interfolio to manage your Job Letters of Recommendation and Application Materials!

Interfolio, the premier application portfolio management service, is now available to the students of the University of California, Berkeley - Department of History! Interfolio is an easy and affordable way to have your letters of recommendation and (optionally) some or all of your other academic credentials sent out to a search committee. Nearly any document can be stored, including, but not limited to:

- Confidential Letters of recommendation (Request letters online through Interfolio; Recommenders upload letters electronically or send by snail mail.)

- Items optionally uploaded by the job candidate, such as --

  Cover Letter (Letter of Application)
  Curriculum Vitae
  Teaching Portfolio documents
  Dissertation abstracts
  Writing samples

Benefits of using Interfolio:

Build a portfolio of all your important documents. Ask writers to submit letters of recommendation or add non-confidential documents yourself.

Convenient and customized deliveries: Interfolio allows you to submit any document anywhere in the world in one complete, professional package.  And Interfolio allows you to specify the order in which your materials are packaged so your presentation is powerful and persuasive.

Self-managed files: With Interfolio, you have complete control of your portfolio. Via your online account screen you select which letters and other items to send out, in what order, and by what means (paper or electronic, depending on the demands of the hiring institution). When you log in to your account you will be able to view date of arrival of letters (and items you have uploaded) and the date that Interfolio sent your dossier. Letters electronically uploaded by recommenders become available immediately.

Lightning-fast delivery: Interfolio sends every delivery - paper or electronic- within one business day of your request, and offers a number of delivery options at varying prices. If you need to meet an urgent deadline, Interfolio can even send express deliveries the same day (as long as you make the request by 2 PM EST).

24/7 access: With Interfolio’s web-based system you can manage your portfolio whenever and wherever you want. You won’t have to wait for an administrator to check the status of your file.

Cost (subject to change):Interfolio offers a variety of delivery methods. To name just three, for up to 20 pages our delivery fees are $6 for email or upload to URL, $6 for US postal domestic delivery and $7 for US postal international delivery. 

In addition, Interfolio charges an annual account fee to cover costs of operation.

  5 Year Account (50% discount) - $57.00
  3 Year Account (30% Discount) - $39.90
  1 Year Account - $19.00

For pricing updates see:

In this unpredictable job climate candidates may find it economical to sign up for a heavily discounted multiple-year account. Even those who obtain an academic position after the first or second year may wish to use a letter service to apply for faculty fellowships.

To Create an Account:

It takes just two minutes to create an Interfolio account and begin building your portfolio immediately.  

Click here to sign up now (Berkeley History PhD grads & PhD alums on the job market only)->

Contact Interfolio for more information.