What Can I Do With a History Degree?

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A photograph of the UChicago Hyde Park campus in the fall

University of Chicago History alumni pursue a wide array of careers after graduation. Recent majors (Class of 2013–Class of 2022) include: 

  • Lawyers at both large and small firms 

  • Consultants

  • Judicial law clerks

  • Investment and banking advisors, executives, and directors 

  • Doctoral students in history at many of the top universities and programs in the country 

  • Oral historian and masters student in public history, Loyola University Chicago 

  • Curatorial intern at the Museum of Social Justice in Los Angeles 

  • Federal government employee 

  • State government employee, Missouri

  • Foreign service officer 

  • Housing counselor, Great Lakes Credit Union 

  • Financial consultant, Novantas 

  • Growth marketing analyst, SeatGeek 

  • Journalism intern, Injustice Watch 

  • Journalist, at Chicago Public Media and ThePrint

  • Editor, Journal of Democracy

  • Analyst, Insider

  • Account services representative, NBC Universal 

  • Legal intern to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and JD student at University of Pennsylvania Law School 

  • Litigation assistant, Kirkland & Ellis 

  • Litigation fellow, Stris & Maher 

  • MEd students at Harvard University and the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program 

  • Project coordinator, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning 

  • MD student, Harvard Medical School 

  • Veterinary medicine student, University of Illinois 

  • Development communications, Chicago Public Library