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Careers

By providing critical background information about foreign affairs, war, the role of the government, and issues concerning race, immigration, and gender, History help us understand the world today. History majors not only gain knowledge; they gain skills to understand and thrive in the world today.

Our students find employment in:

Government:

Smithsonian Institute, National Archives
and Records Administration, Library of Congress, National Park Service, intelligence services, foreign service, local and state archives, libraries, museums, parks, historical sites, arts and humanities councils.

Law:

law firms, corporate legal departments,
government agencies, public advocacy groups

Journalism:

news departments of national, local, public,
and commercial radio and TV stations, syndicated radio
services, newspapers

Business:

all major retail firms, wholesalers,
manufacturers, insurance companies, real estate
agencies, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations

Politics:

nonprofit

The Department regularly organizes career workshops. Check the emails from your undergraduate advisor.

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