Studying history prepares you to research, write, and assess information in any field. Technology has changed the way we research, but it hasn’t decreased the demand for people who can grasp different perspectives and make sense of changing times.  

Lawrentians with degrees in history have gone on to careers in banking, consulting, law, archives management, teaching (both K-12 and higher ed), journalism, sales and marketing, nonprofit administration, and museum curating, to name just a few of the possibilities. Interested in grad school? Our majors have pursued advanced degrees not only in history, but also in public health, library sciences, literary studies, art history, education, social work, and business administration.

Examples of recent employers

  • Lucasfilm
  • Evanston History Center
  • Epic
  • U.S. Bank
  • The World Bank
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • AmeriCorps
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Smithsonian Museum of American History
  • Chicago Board of Trade
  • Milwaukee Learning Laboratory & Institute
  • Trustees of Dartmouth College
  • Nokia
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Office of the U.S. Trustee  

Examples of recent graduate programs

  • Emory University
  • Harvard University
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Minnesota–Twin Cities


  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • Washington University

Examples of recent internships


  • Disney Professional Internship Program  
  • Hearthstone Historic House Museum  
  • Rock County Historical Society   
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