Students who major in history go on to careers in a broad array of professions. Their understanding of the past and the ability to find commonality in the variety of human experiences makes history majors desirable employees in many fields. Some continue their education at top graduate schools and devote themselves to academia, while others work in law, communications, or public service. Below is just a sample of what some of our graduates are doing.
Ryan Burns '09: pursuing a master's degree in early modern history at Cambridge University in England
Jason P. Fazio '09: media manager for iCrossing, a digital marketing company
Theodore S. Eismeier '08: associate director of communications, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Alexander W. Caulfield '08: manager of media relations for D.C. United, an American professional soccer club
David T. Flaherty '07: graduate student, University of Virginia
Sophie E. Northway '07: senior substitute, Cambridge Public Library
Will iam Hustwit, '07: 2012 Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Media and Civil Rights History Award winner for his article: "From Caste to Color Blindness: James J. Kilpatrick's Segregationist Semantics," published in August 2011 issue of The Journal of Southern History.
Emily Reed Atwood '00: assistant appellate defender for the office of the state appellate defender in Chicago, Illinois
Joey Kurtzman '00: health activist, Ireland
Sarah Rohling '97: librarian, Metcalf and Eddy, Wakefield, Massachusetts
Victoria Wyatt '77: associate professor, Department of History in Art, University of Victoria
Matthew Winkler '77: editor-in-chief, Bloomberg News
Jeffrey Newton '72: vice president of resource development, MIT
Clark Dougan '71: senior editor, University of Massachusetts Press