We have all been on the receiving end of the question:  "So you are majoring in history. What do you plan to do with that?"  

Do you have an answer?  Do you want to find out more about what you can do with your degree?

Explore the resources on this page for answers, ideas, and career resources!

Online Resources 

(U.S. Government)

(American Historical Association)

(American Historical Association)

(from American Historical Association)

(A Career Guide for Lost Humanities Majors)

(American Historical Association, Perspectives)

(The Atlantic)


(American Historical Association blog)

(from University of Pennsylvania)

(from University of Tennessee)

(from the US Government, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

(from National Council on Public History)

(from the Business Insider)

First person testimonials

Alumni Examples

Know a Kean graduate of the History program?  Encourage them to share their career success and ideas with us!

Career Workshop: What to do with a degree in history?  Answers from the Office for Career Development and Advancement

This year the Department of History invited the Kean University Office for Career Development and Advancement to host a career workshop especially for History Majors.  On February 23, 2015 Blanca Rosales-Ahn led a very useful workshop.  

The most important piece of information that she communicated is the fact that Kean's Office for Career Development and Advancement is available to Kean University's students and alumni.  It offers a range of services at no cost to current students and alumni--services that could cost hundreds of dollars at for-profit career consultant services.  They can help you with your career search, help you perfect your resume, and draft a cover letter.  They also host Career Fairs both for aspiring teachers and those seeking non-teaching jobs.  Register for them now!

For an overview of the services offered in the Office for Career Development and Advancement, or to register for a Career Fair, consult their website at the following link:  http://www.kean.edu/~career/

In addition to offering workshops and individual guidance, they distribute a range of resources that you will find below:

Resources from the Kean Career Center

Thinking about Graduate School?

Guide to Graduate Study in History (American Historical Association)

Thinking about Law School?

Thinking about Museum Work?

American Alliance of Museums  (includes job listings)

National Council on Public History (includes job listings)

MUSEWeekly (weekly newsletter from Museum Studies at the University of Delaware)

The Importance of Internships

"On Museum Internships"

"Why you should get a summer internship"

And remember that the Department of History has an internship program that allows you to receive 3 credit hours in history.

Contact Dr. Nicholson (cnichols@kean.edu) for more information.

Keep in touch

Do not forget to check the website (history.kean.edu) frequently, "like" us on facebook, and follow us on Twitter @KeanHistory!

Jobs Listings:

This is a short list of job sites (more will be added).
History related:
General Job sites, but which also have history oriented positions: