History prepares you for success!
Our majors have gone on to become leaders in national and international nonprofits; screenwriters and television and film-producers; journalists for major publications and entertainment networks; state and national government leaders; prosecutors, litigators, and judges; historical consultants, archivists, librarians, and public historians; founders of start-ups and businesses large and small; and educators from elementary school on up, across the United States and around the globe.
History is a practical, flexible, major. It imparts hard and soft career skills that come in handy both in college and afterwards. Additionally, History equips you, as few majors do, with courage, curiosity, and moral imagination, and with the capacity to critically reflect on your own life and envision new ways to live it. The historians on these pages used the tools that they learned as history students – relentless curiosity, spirit of adventure, deep research, and a willingness to call orthodoxies into question – to originate their own values, and think their own ways towards success.
What first steps do History alumni take after graduating from college? How do they translate their History degrees into the workplace? What can you do if you’re interested in pursuing a particular career path? See what alumni who have been successful in the fields below have to say.