Oh the Places You’ll Go
History can certainly make you more knowledgeable and interesting to talk to and can lead to all sorts of brilliant vocations, explorations, and careers – just ask these famous former history majors! But even more important, studying history helps us ask and answer humanity’s big questions, and creates in its students empathetic, critical thinkers with analytical skills and clear writing styles that are assets across many professions. This broad skillset has ensured that history majors are employed in almost every walk of life.*
We think these alumni are great examples of places a History major might take you!
“History gives answers only to those who know how to ask questions.”
—Hajo Holborn, German-American historian (1902-1969)