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History Careers

The Course To Your Career

We can help you figure out what you want to do after graduation.

At UW-Green Bay, we focus on teaching transferable skills so you can succeed in your career. You won’t just learn facts. You’ll also learn how to identify a reliable source, form arguments using historical evidence and communicate with specific audiences, among other skills. What you learn here can lead you to a career in fields like law, business, diplomacy, government service, journalism, teaching and public relations.

Find Your Career
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What History Professionals Do

If you want to study history but have no idea what you want to do for a career, we can help. Here are some options after graduation:
  • Museum Curator
  • Archivist
  • Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Public Relations Director
  • University Professor
  • Historic Preservation Specialist

Where Recent Graduates Work

Take some advice from past history majors at UW-Green Bay. Here are some organizations that hired recent graduates:

  • U.S. District Court
  • Froelich Law Offices
  • Green Bay Police Department
  • Manitowoc County Historical Society
  • University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center
  • Minot, N.D. City Planning Department
  • Howard-Suamico School District
  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Meet a
Phoenix

"My education definitely played an important part in getting my current position at the Maritime Museum. The educational experiences I had while attending UWGB impressed my current boss. Without the education and educational experiences, I would not have the job I have today."

Emily Shedal '19
Development Coordinator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Emily Shedal Development Coordinator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Advance Your Career

Getting a master’s degree can help broaden your options.

Some careers within our field require master’s degree to ensure you have the skills to succeed, like historians, museum archivists and librarians. History is also a popular major for students interested in law school, and you may even want to pursue a Ph.D. in history to seek a career as a professor or as a museum curator. Whatever you want to do, we can help you figure out your path.

Go On To Grad School
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Heidi Sherman

Want to know More?

Need more direction about what to do for your career? Let us know – we are happy to help!

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