Students who study history develop and sharpen their minds as they learn to think, to evaluate, to communicate, and ultimately to judge. They gain a fundamental understanding of the world in which they live and of the diverse forces that have shaped both past and present. Their work in history helps them to know themselves and to appreciate societies that are different from their own, and they discover how to place contemporary issues and problems within a broad historical perspective.
History graduates work in a diverse array of jobs for a variety of organizations:
Interpretive Specialist, National Park Service
U.S. History Teacher, Spanaway Junior High
Program Manager, Crystal Springs Foundation
Marketing Campaign Executive, Lonely Planet
Managing Editor, Rockford Register Star
Foreign Service Officer, US State Department
Sr. Malaria Advisor, University Research Co.
President, Jones Public Relations
Specialist, Cultural Resource Consultants
VP of Investor Relations, Best Buy
Pastry Cook, Restaurant Zoe
Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Guatemala
Visit the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network to see a complete list of graduates who've volunteered to speak with students about their career path.
Read extended interviews about Alumni Career Paths.
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