Because the study of history is wide-ranging, it provides excellent training for a wide variety of careers. Some history majors go on to careers directly related to history: some pursue graduate study and teaching at the college level, a good number combine a history major or minor with preparation for certification to teach at the secondary level and a few pursue museum or archival work. But most history majors and minors take their historically refined knowledge of the world and analytical and communication skills to other careers. The history faculty are continuously engaged in advising students regarding their career goals.

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Related Career Titles

Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Agent Librarian
Chaplain Library Consulatant
Clergy Member (Religious   Leader) Lobbyist
Congressional Aide Museum Curator
Foreign Service Officer Newspaper Editor
Foreign Service Peacekeeping   Specialist Park Naturalist
Government Service Executives Public Relations Manager
High School Teacher Public Relations Specialist
Historian  Publications Editor
Historic Site Administrator Social Welfare Administrator
Historical Archivist Sociologist
History Professor Travel Writer (Journalist)
Intelligence Specialist   (Government) Urban and Regional Planner
Labor Relations Advisor Writer/Author

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Recent History Internships

Eric Pfeiffer interned at Schwenkfelder Library and Mennonite Heritage Center

  • Harvard Historical Society/Fruitlands Museum
  • Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
  • Maritime Academy Charter School
  • National Constitution Center
  • PA State Archives
  • Parkhouse
  • Ralph McGehee Intelligence Library
  • The National Civil War Museum 

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Employers who have hired History Majors
  • EMB Citrus Co Ltd.
  • ORC International
  • Raymond James Financial Services
  • Sterling Health Plans
  • Subaru of America National Headquarters
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning in China
  • Vanguard

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Graduate Schools attended by  History Graduates
  • American University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • Harvard University
  • Institute of Archaeology
  • Misericordia University
  • Temple University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Villanova University
  • William and Mary

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