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Career Options

Job Opportunities: What can you do with a degree in History?

AREAS

Government


EMPLOYERS

Federal agencies, including
– Smithsonian Institution
– National Archives and Records
– Library of Congress
– National Park Service
– Intelligence Services
– Foreign Service
State agencies, including
– State archives and libraries
– State museums, parks and historic sites
Municipal archives
Arts & humanities councils & commissions


STRATEGIES

– Get relevant experience in student government or internship in government agency
– Demonstrate superior academic record
– Plan of getting an advanced degree
– Develop foreign language proficiency
– Become familiar w/ government hiring procedures
– Consider entry-level positions in local, state and federal agencies