History

What can I do with this discipline/major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for history.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • 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
    • Congressional Aide
    • Biographer
    • Historical Society Manager
    • International Business Consultant
    • Lobbyist
    • Publisher
    • United Nations Officer

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

additional resources

Careers in History

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. For more information, email , and , TU History Department Internship Coordinators.

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

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample History Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume 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 website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

interview questions

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 traveling 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.