What can you do with a major in History? You can be an educator, researcher, communicator or editor, information manager, advocate, or even a businessperson.
|Historians as Educators |
Historic Sites and Museums
|Historians as Researchers|
Museums and Historical Organizations
Cultural Resources Management
|Historians As Communicators|
Writers and Editors
Producers of Multimedia Material
|Historians As Information Managers |
Librarians Information Managers
|Historians As Advocates |
Lawyers and Paralegals
Legislative Staff Work
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Career Services Library Resources:
Over 1,200 books, pamphlets, and periodicals are available to help you with self-assessment, career exploration, the job search, and graduate school planning.
- Careers for History Buffs & Others Who Learn from the Past
- College Majors and Careers
- College Majors Handbook
- Great Jobs for History Majors
- Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors
- The History Internship Book
Visit the Careers Office early and often, and talk to professors in your major and related fields. They can help:
1) Locate Davidson alums in career fields that interest you and set up informational interviews.
2) Identify professional associations as a source of career and employment information.
3) Identify websites, including colleges and universities as many of these sites include career and employment information.
In addition to the specific subject matter that History majors learn, they acquire many ‘transferable skills’, applicable to any subject matter.
|Explaining ideas ||Examining evidence|
|Writing and Presenting Information||Developing a worldview|
|Utilizing evidence to make clear judgments ||Synthesizing Information|
|Explaining the present by referring to the past|
Thinking on one’s feet
|Understanding change in the context of time||Analyzing ideas and information|
|Drawing theoretical Conclusions||Planning and conducting research|