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History Careers

Historians at Work

History majors follow many different career paths. Our alumni successfully market both their historical knowledge and skills to employers in many fields. From law, government and education to business, health care and non-profit work, you will find SLU history majors everywhere.

The American Historical Association webpage, "Careers for History Majors," is a mini-guide to possible careers for history majors within these categories: 

  • Historians as Educators
  • Historians as Researchers
  • Historians as Communicators
  • Historians as Advocates
  • Historians in Businesses and Associations

"Among the jobs you can consider are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, teacher . . . the list can be almost endless."

Additional information is available here.

At the AHA site you also will find the informative mini-guide Careers for Students of History by Constance Schulz, Page Putnam Miller, Aaron Marrs, and Kevin Allen.

The Diverse Career Paths of SLU History Alumni

Below are just a small sample of jobs currently held by SLU History Majors—-Connect with History alumni via The Center for Career Excellence and Linkedin to learn more about their career paths 

  • Senior Editor at NorthJersey.com - '02
  • Assistant Professor of History–, Buffalo State- ‘06
  • DEI Facilitator, Putnam Investments - '16
  • Publishing Editor, Public Library of Science - '16
  • Marketing Production Assistant, Energy Circle - '18
  • Curator of Collections, Genesee Country Village &   Museum '86
  • Administrative Editor, Journal of Global Rights and Organizations - '17
  • Information Technology Project Manager, Port Authority of NY & NJ - '08
  • Director, Global Facility Solutions - '15
  • Client Relations Associate, Mother's Milk Bank - '20
  • Vice President, Goldman Sachs - '14
  • Legislative Director, California State Legislature- ’14
  • Chief Information Officer, Columbus College of Art & Design - '95
  • Legislative Aide, U.S. Senate- ‘14
  • Athletics Assistant, Boston University - '21
  • Project Manager, NYS Homes & Community Renewal - '12
  • Racial Equity Trainer, City of Burlington VT - '14
  • Product Specialist, McKinsey & Company - '06
  • Talent Acquisition Operations, Cerevel  Therapeuticals - '19
  • Director of Communications, Taubman Center for State & local Government - '20
  • Lead Associate, Willis Towers Watson Health &    Benefits - '14
  • Growth Manager, DREAMSTAGE, Inc. - '18
  • Sr. Director of Marketing & Engagement, George Eastman Museum - '86
  • Director of Research & Development, Park Place Technologies - '93
  • Director of Operations- Preservation Studios ‘13
  • CEO, Vituity - '96
  • Director of Fun, DanaEvents - '01
  • Community Associate, HULA - '19
  • President & Co-Founder, City Academy - '89
  • President, FrostPoint Capital, LLC - '14
  • President & Chief Investment Officer, Kairos  Investment Management Company - '92
  • Strategic Public Relations, The Hubbell Group - '16
  • Executive Director, JP Morgan Private Bank - '04
  • Consultant, FinTech Strategy & Growth - '17
  • Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Business  Women's Association - '96
  • Product Analyst, Square - '09
  • CEO, Princeton Alternative Funding - '89
  • Chief Executive Officer & Founder, A For Arizona - '08
  • Sales Project Coordinator, American Energy Care and AEC Solar - '09
  • Senior Account Executive, Inkhouse Media &        Marketing - '14
  • Owner, North Berkeley Imports - '94
  • Director of External Affairs, Alliance for Health       Policy - '15
  • Director of Communications and Content, Insight Partners - '10
  • CEO, Balyasny Asset Management, LP - '91
  • Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer,   Cutler Investment - '10
  • Executive Vice President, General Counsel at Covanta Holding Corporation- ‘80
  • Associate Director of Public Policy, Takeda - '13
  • Vice President of Content Strategy, Strava - '20
  • African Community Education Specialist at Planned Parenthood- ‘18