What Can I Do With A Major In History?
is the study and research of major social, political, cultural, and economic
events of the past, and provides a perspective on events that have shaped the
contemporary world. Applying the results of historical study is important for
the preservation and future growth of nations and institutions. Though we can
never fully understand the past, an objective study of history provides us with
a unique opportunity to learn from people and events from other times and
places. What we learn can help us to deal with vital contemporary problems,
including the interrelationship between human society and the environment,
issues of war and peace, and the processes of decision making.
graduates work in a wide variety of areas including business, law, politics,
social service, and education. Many of these students pursue advanced degrees,
some in related fields and some in other areas. History is one of the top
choices of majors for students wishing to enter law school. History students
also make excellent political advisors, working on political campaigns as
researchers, speech writers and policy analysts.
Visit CCSU’s History Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
Historic Site Guide
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
American Association for State and Local History
American Association of Museums
American Historical Association
Careers in Public History
History.com – History Made Every Day
Humanities and Social Sciences Online
Law School Admission Council
Law Students Center
National Council for History Education
Organization of American Historians
Preparing for Law School
Society of American Archivists
World History Association
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
History majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for history majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Connecticut Historical Society Museum - Graphics Collection Internship
Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity - Virtual Internship Program
Juran Institute - Client Development Associate Co-op
Rome, Smith & Lutz - Lobby Internship
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Patient Services/Campaign Internship
The National Association of Amateur Radio - Historic Preservation Internship
The New York City Office of Management & Budget - Summer Internship
Visual Technologies, Inc. - Business Analyst Internship