Common Career Titles for History from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Writers and Author
Police and Detectives
Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts
High School Teacher
Curators, Museum Technicians, and Conservators
Public Relations Managers and Specialists
Other Job Titles: Congressional Aide
Historical Society Manager
International Business Consultant
United Nations Officer
Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:
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.)
Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
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
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.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, 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 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.
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