So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 56

Be a police chief. David Livingstone is pursuing a Ph.D in history at the University of California, San Diego. He is also the police chief of Simi Valley, California. Over at History News Network, Frank Biess, Livingtone’s dissertation adviser, explains how his student uses his history degree to “save lives.” David was chosen as chief of … Continue reading So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 56

So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 50

Be a Quality Assurance Analyst for a biopharmaceutical technology company. In this post in our series “So What CAN You Do With a History Major?” we caught up with Brianna LaCasse, a 2014 graduate of the Messiah College History Department.  Brianna just landed a nice entry-level job in the Boston area (congratulations!). She describes it … Continue reading So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 50

So What CAN You Do With a History Major?: Part 49

Work for a non-profit organization that helps to resettle immigrants and refugees. In this post in our series “So What CAN You Do With a History Major?,” we caught up with Caitlin Babcock, a 2010 graduate of the Messiah College History Department and a recent graduate of the M.A. program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia … Continue reading So What CAN You Do With a History Major?: Part 49

So What CAN You Do With a History Major? Part 47

Be an Administrative and Programming Coordinator for the M.S. Hershey Foundation. Megan Talley is a 2011 graduate of Messiah College where she double-majored in History and Communications.  I ran into Megan recently and after chatting for a few minutes I realized that she would be a wonderful candidate for this series.  Here is the interview … Continue reading So What CAN You Do With a History Major? Part 47

So What CAN You Do With a History Major?: Part 46

Work as web content writer for an industrial-level kitchen supply chain.Robert “Buddy” Hocutt will be graduating from Messiah College on Saturday with a B.A. in History.  Next month he will start working full-time as a web content specialist.  I caught up with Buddy and asked him a few questions about the connection between his undergraduate … Continue reading So What CAN You Do With a History Major?: Part 46

So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 44

More and more leaders in the business world are seeing the value of the humanities.  Check out Tony Golsby’s Smith’s recent post,”Want Innovative Thinking? Hire from the Humanities,” at the blog of the Harvard Business Review.  He identifies several things that job applicants trained in the humanities might be able to offer a company: 1.  … Continue reading So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 44

So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 42

Become a documentary filmmaker. Michael Rossi has a B.A. and M.A. in history from Boston College.  Today he is a freelance documentary filmmaker.  The majority of his work has been with the local Boston PBS station–WGBH. Over at the website of the Boston College Career Center, Rossi writes about his transition from history major to … Continue reading So What CAN You Do With a History Major?–Part 42

So What CAN You Do With a History Major? –Part 39

Serve others with AmeriCorps, Teach for America, or the Peace Corps. Over at History@Work, Jeff Robinson tells his story of moving from an M.A. program in public history to work with AmeriCorps VISTA.  What is most fascinating about this post is Jeff’s explanation of how his training in history helped him with his work.  Here … Continue reading So What CAN You Do With a History Major? –Part 39