A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for history majors.

First Jobs

  • Litigation assistant, Campbell Conroy & O'Neil, Boston
  • Business development associate, Politico, Washington
  • Agent assistant, ICM Partners, New York
  • Field assistant, American Civil Liberties Union, Washington
  • Production assistant, MTV, New York
  • Production assistant, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Arlington, Virginia
  • Paralegal, Covington & Burling, LLP, Washington
  • Rare book assistant, University of Illinois, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • Product manager, Ebay Inc., San Francisco
  • Copywriter, Ogilvy & Mather, New York 
  • Intern, United Nations Development Program, Bangkok
  • Development assistant, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Campaign Management, Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Careers

  • Editor-in-chief, Bloomberg News
  • Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Professor modern middle east history, Brown University
  • Executive director, American-Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Chairman of global energy and power, Marsh JLT Specialty
  • Senior vice president, Morgan Stanley
  • Vice president/senior tax counsel, The Walt Disney Company
  • Vice president /corp. counsel, Prudential Financial
  • U.S. circuit judge, U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Genera, Counsel, United Steel Workers of America
  • Account manager, IBM
  • Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Vice president creative services, The Motley Fool
  • Archivist, Wren Library, Cambridge, England
  • Deputy general counsel, PNC Financial Services Group
  • National dir. of fiduciary services, The Goldman Sachs Trust Company
  • Asst. professor, Dept. of History, University of Oregon
  • Director, Denver Museum of Miniatures Dolls Toys
  • Senior manager, Marketing Star Wars

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