See "Why Study History?" published by the American Historical Association.
See "What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history?" published by the American Historical Association.
If you are interested in teaching or pursuing an M.A. or Ph.D. in history, please see Dr. Eelman. If you are interested in law school, please see Dr. Len Cutler in the Political Science department. See Dr. Dorsey for more information about opportunities in public history, and see Graduate Programs in Public History.
For history-related jobs, see:
National Council on Public History: Jobs
American Historical Association: Government & Public History Jobs
American Association for State and Local History
Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-Net) Job Postings
Historyjobs (mostly archives, but click “view similar jobs” for more)
Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums
Society of American Archivists
Business internships are an excellent way for history and American Studies majors to find out how the "real world" works. Not all are exclusively for business majors. Check at the Career Center.
Recent graduates are employed by:
|Anne Klein Footwear/The Jones Group||PepsiCo|
|Barry McTiernan & Moore (New York City)||Smithsonian Institution|
|Binghamton University||Richland One School District|
|Boston University||Rockport Company|
|Deer Valley Unified School District (Phoenix, AZ)||Rome Central School District|
|Excelsior College||Siena College|
|Ichabod Crane Central School District||Trustco|
|Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum||University of Colorado|
|JIMLAR (Calvin Klein Footwear)||Vistaprint|
|New York State Department of Environmental Conservation||Walt Disney World Company|
|New York State Assembly||West Virginia University|
|News 12 Long Island||Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker (Albany)|