What to do with a BA in History

Careers for History Majors: A Mini Guide from the American Historical Association
Overview of many professions and fields you can apply for with a History B.A.

Careers in History
UConn Department of History: http://history.uconn.edu

The American Historical Association and the National Council for Public History have a detailed guide to careers specifically in history– some requiring advanced degrees — such as teaching, historic preservation, historians in federal, state and local history, historical consulting, historians in archives and museums, editing and publishing

H-Net online History Major discussion group
H-HistMajor is an internet discussion forum of, by, and for undergraduate history majors

Why Study History by Peter N. Stearns
History Helps Us Understand People and Societies
History Helps Us Understand Change and How the Society We Live in Came to Be
More here: http://www.historians.org/pubs/free/WhyStudyHistory.htm

Who Knew? Famous History Majors
Fun facts here: http://www.history.illinois.edu/undergraduate/history/

Is a History Major a Waste of Time and Money? August 5, 2012
by Katharine Brooks, Ed.D. in Career Transitions at psychologytoday.com
“A few years ago I taught a ‘History Majors in the Workplace’ course at UT [University of Texas] and during one of the class exercises I asked my students to describe the characteristics of a “successful” history major. They had no trouble doing this—they described themselves as. . . Read the rest here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/career-transitions/201208/why-major-in-history

What Color Is Your Parachute http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/

What Can I Do With a History Major? Catherine Lavender, College of Staten Island/CUNY
Leaders in every industry, from business to the arts, can point to their training as history majors as the starting point for their success. [Here] is a brief examination of the sorts of skills developed by the study of history and various career options available to history majors.

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