Loyola University Maryland

The Rizzo Career Center


Overview of Major
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internships
Possible Career Fields
Possible Work Settings
Important Skills and Abilities
Sample Web Resources
Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by History Majors
Where Recent History Graduates Were Hired

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.


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




Non-Profit Organizations

Curatorial and Archival Management


  • Broadcast
  • Print


  • Teaching
  • Community
  • Education


  • 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

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 Recent History Graduates Were Hired

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.

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


Anderson-Bagley & Mayo Insurance Co. - Marketing Coordinator
FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds - Grants Administrator
Friedman Kaplan Seiler and Adelman LLP - Paralegal
La Salle College High School - Alumni Relations
Law Offices of Russell M. Woods, Esq. - Legal Assistant
Lieberman & Mark - Legal Assistant
Orlando Products Inc. - Accounting Clerk
St. John Properties, Inc. - Property Administrator


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

Alex Fili

Alex Fili

Alex says her well-rounded Loyola education provided the skills to connect with dental patients from various backgrounds