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Jobs: History

If you are still deciding how important history will be in your career, read the following publications and articles on the Internet:

If you have decided that history will be the focus of your career, you may want to explore career opportunities with the following public and private organizations. Some will require graduate school; others offer employment to new college graduates.

These private employers are examples of those who hire historians:

If you decide that you will develop a career using the skills developed while studying history but not focusing on the content of history itself, use these resources to begin to research potential employers. Many but not all history majors are interested in education, public policy, nonprofits, social service, and research. You may want to use these keywords as you research.

The Center for Engaged Ethics hosts an annual Campus Day, where students get a day off from classes to perform community service.
In March 2012, the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship hosted the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium's idealabs 2012 competition. Several area colleges attended.
The Center for Literature and Medicine began a Disease by Performance course for the 2011-2012 academic year, where students wrote a play about autism, and performed it across the state to raise awareness.
The Center for Scientific Engagement regularly conducts research and programming at the James H. Barrow Field Station.
The Garfield Institute for Public Leadership launched a study to gauge the mood of young voters leading up to the 2012 presidential election. Scholar-in-residence Jason Johnson has provided commentary on the study on national media.
The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature hosts a Visiting Authors Series each year. In 2012, Thrity Umrigar, author of "The Space Between Us" gave a convocation and book signing on campus.
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