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History

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Overview of major
Potential job titles 
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by History majors
Where they got hired: History, Class of 2014

Overview of major

Studying history allows students to develop important skills—the ability to read critically, to write and communicate clearly, and to analyze and synthesize large quantities of information—that are transferable to numerous professions. While some majors pursue careers in education, others find jobs in government, business, law, international relations or social work, to name a few.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • FBI Agent
  • Lobbyist
  • Chaplain
  • Museum Curator
  • Congressional Aide
  • Newspaper Editor, Travel Writer, Author
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • College Admission Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Risk Management Coordinator
  • Sociologist
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Insurance Analyst
  • History Professor
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Librarian
  • Director of Human Resources

Examples of internships

  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Cisco Systems
  • Bergen County Housing
  • Corrigan Sports Enterprises
  • GVK
  • Maryland Governor's Summer Internship
  • Senate Foreign Relations
  • Maryland Attorney General’s Office
  • The Resources Group, Inc.
  • Mayor of Baltimore—Media Press Office
  • U.S. Congress
  • National Park Service, Fort McHenry
  • Waste Management of New Jersey
  • Pentagon
  • ABC 2 News
  • Citigroup

Possible career fields

Government

Politics

Law

Non-profit organizations

Curatorial and archival management

Journalism

  • Broadcast
  • Print

Education

  • Teaching
  • Community
  • Education

Business

  • Management
  • Sales
  • Office administration

Possible work settings

  • Federal, state & local agencies
  • Public interest/Advocacy groups
  • Political campaigns
  • Public official offices
  • Law firms
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Cultural organizations
  • Museums
  • Historical associations & societies
  • Libraries
  • Colleges
  • Research institutes
  • Newspapers
  • TV stations/Radio networks
  • Retail
  • Non-profits
  • Financial institutions
  • Insurance companies

Important skills and abilities

  • Foreign language
  • Paralegal experience
  • Persuasive
  • Sales
  • Active learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Instructing
  • Communication
  • Learning strategies
  • Computer
  • Organizational
  • Writing
  • Attention to detail
  • Social perspectives
  • Speaking & presentation

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for History Majors (H/PS Category)
  • What to do with your History or Political Science Degree (H/PS Category)
  • Quick Guide to College Majors and Careers (CP Section)
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors (CP Section)
  • Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (Grad Section)
  • Great Jobs for History Majors (H/PS Category)
  • Careers for History Buffs & Others who Learn from the Past (H/PS Category)
  • How to get into the Top Law Schools (Grad Section)
  • Best 174 Law Schools (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by History majors

  • JD
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Literacy Education
  • MS, Library and Information Science
  • MA, Teaching
  • MEd, Secondary Education
  • MA, Public History

Where they got hired: History, Class of 2014

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 89 percent of the Class of 2014 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2014 English majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

Brown and Getka P.A. - Law Clerk
Click Spark LLC - Story Teller/ Cinematographer/ Editor 
Delaware Investments - Client Services Associate
Disney College Program - Intern
Enterprise - Management Trainee
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP - Litigation Clerk 
Hearts and Hands Faith in Action, Americorps VISTA - Volunteer
Huntington Learning Center - Teacher
Insight Global - Professional Recruiter 
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools - English Teacher
NewDay USA - Account Executive
Teach for America - Middle School Teacher
View 33 - Showroom Manager

Graduate/Professional Schools

Katholieke University Leuven - Master in Culture Studies
New York Law School - J.D.
Rider University  - Forensic Science
The Community College of Baltimore County - Paralegal Certification

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