Alumni and Careers
The skills you develop in studying history are skills that promise professional success in the information age. The thoroughness of your research, the sophistication of your analysis and the clarity of your expression are what we assess, in much the same way that your employer will down the road. Of course, many of our graduates want to teach history, but the range of options beyond teaching is unlimited. The training you receive in history courses makes you an ideal candidate for many jobs that require problem solving and articulate oral and written communication. Some of our graduates have gone on to leading history graduate programs, including University of Virginia, Rutgers and New York University, as well some of the top law schools in the country. Other students have gone on to successful careers with the FBI, museums, archives, government agencies and other rewarding positions.
Visit SU’s Career Services as you begin to think about your next steps.