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Potential Careers

History alum Kristin Kaspar ’09, of Hopkins, MN, works as a software analyst. She also published a history of the Hopkins Library on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

History majors do more than become history teachers — not that there’s anything wrong with that! Think of the diverse careers of all of these famous people: John F. Kennedy, Martha Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Steve Carell, Jimmy Buffett, Julia Child, Conan O’Brien, Lauryn Hill, Edward Norton, and Lee Iacocca. All of them were history majors in college.  Here’s a list of even more.

History majors find work in archives, libraries, museums, publishing houses, research institutions, philanthropic organizations, as well as in management, advertising, banking, government, insurance, law, marketing, journalism, public relations, tourism, and lots more. Visit the American Historical Association website to read Careers for Students of History.

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