Careers In History

On-Campus Links and Contacts for Specific Fields

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Career Center: The 2016-7 Career Guide (link to PDF file).

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Graduate School: Dr. Dan Riches, the Department of History’s graduate director, is the best contact here.

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Law School: UA has a fantastic pre-law program, and they can help you with everything you need, from start to finish.

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Secondary Education: UA’s Secondary Social Science Education program is dedicated to training teachers, and many of our undergraduates chose this career path.  Also remember that there are networks of private schools who are also looking for teachers, and who do not always have the same requirements as the public school system.

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Museum Work: Dr. Bill Bomar is the director of the new UA Museum Studies certificate. Keep an eye out for the course he teaches in Museum Studies every Spring.

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Library Science: We have two historians on campus who have also earned graduate degrees in Library Science: Karly Johnson and Alex Boucher. They will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this exciting field, which integrates traditional library skills with all of the revolutionary changes underway in information technology and digital humanities. Both are eager to help, and are currently compiling a list of resources for those interested in learning more about their field.

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MBA Programs: Prof. Arthur Allaway, in the College of Commerce and Business Administration, is a great contact for anyone interested in Marketing and other similar business fields. We have had a number of recent graduates who have fared will in the business field. In fact, the MBA program eagerly accepts applicants from History.