What to Do with a BA in History

  • From a BA to the AHA

    Perspectives Daily

    Megan Connor | Jun 26, 2020

    Megan Connor has found that the critical thinking she learned as a history major has been essential to her career...
  • A Career in Corporate Finance

    AHA Today

    Clifford Manko | May 24, 2018

    Cliff Manko credits his BA in history and his passion for the subject with preparing him for a job in...
  • History at the Office

    AHA Today

    Stephanie Fulbright | Feb 12, 2018

    Stephanie Fulbright explains how she draws on the skills she learned as a history major in her jobs as a...
  • From Museums to Corporate History

    AHA Today

    Mark Speltz | Jun 13, 2017

    Mark Speltz is senior historian with Wells Fargo's Family & Business History Center. Here he recalls his unpredictable career path to corporate history.

Most Recent

  • Historians of the Future

    James Rick | Dec 1, 2016

    A history undergraduate attended the AHA's annual meeting and found it to be an invigorating learning experience.
  • History, Economics, and Food

    Rachel Snyder | Nov 21, 2016

    Applying for college is stressful enough without having to pick a major. That is why after writing a...
  • Thinking Like a Historian in Scrubs

    David Glenn | Aug 30, 2016

    Twenty seven years ago, I was a newly declared sophomore history major. I’d fallen hard for labor history. I wanted...
  • Changing Course

    Kamarin Takahara | Jul 11, 2016

    “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Because I spent most of my time surrounded by teachers,...
  • How A Major in History Gives You the Intangible Edge

    Jacob Anbinder | Mar 28, 2016

    It’s no secret that many departments use job prospects to lure undergraduates trying to pick a major. History departments in...

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