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What does one do with a History degree? Whether you are seeking a career in the field of History or considering employment in another field, you will find in these pages information that will help you in your quest.

The career search doesn't begin after you receive your degree. Act early! Factors that help liberal arts majors get jobs include (courtesy of Rice University's Career Services Office):

  • Know what you want to do
  • Get involved in the career development process early
  • Gain pertinent work experience (including internships)
  • Identify your transferable skills and relate them to the world of work
  • Set career and personal goals
  • Be able to explain to employers the value of a liberal arts degree
  • Develop job-search and self-marketing skills (Kent State University's Career Services Center is the place to start)
  • Take initiative to drive your own job search
  • Have realistic expectations
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