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History

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for History from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Archivist
Writers and Author
Editor
Police and Detectives
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts
High School Teacher
Historian
Lawyer
Curators, Museum Technicians, and Conservators
Public Relations Managers and Specialists
Postsecondary Teacher
Travel Agent

Other Job Titles:
Congressional Aide
Biographer
Historical Society Manager
International Business Consultant
Lobbyist
Publisher
United Nations Officer


Additional Resources - Careers in History

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Law

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Skills You Acquire with this Major

History majors develop skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers. These skills include:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Critical thinking and flexible problem-solving skills
  • Extensive understanding of history and historical patterns
  • Analysis and research skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to formulate clear and persuasive messages
  • Cross-cultural knowledge and understanding
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

 

TU History Department Internship Coordinator: Ronn Pineo

 

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

 

Curator, Museum Technician, and Conservator Related Questions:

  • Why did you choose to work as a museum curator?
  • What do you find important about preserving history?
  • Have you been to any museum exhibitions recently? Have you been to any galleries recently?
  • How would you organize information about an upcoming gallery?
  • Is there a specific time period in which you are most interested?
  • What do you think is the primary challenge facing museums today?
  • What tools do you believe are most effective for marketing your exhibitions?
  • Are you comfortable travelling to find new pieces for an exhibition?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

 

 

The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu


Department of History

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups



Related resources: history book cover


Learn more about careers in history by visiting the career resource library.



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