312 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19382
Office: Anderson 312
Dr. Wayne Hanley
Office: Anderson 312C
Dr. Karin Gedge
Social Studies Coordinator
Office: Anderson 312D6
Acting Graduate Coordinator
Office: Anderson 309A
Director, Holocaust-Genocide Studies
Office: Anderson 309B
So, you ask… "What can I do with a degree in history?" As Katherine Brooks, author of You Majored in What, observes, a humanities degree like History enables you to answer, "I'm going to do whatever I want." History majors are versatile! A recent article published by the Association of American Colleges & Universities recently made this point as well, demonstrating that a history major "will not condemn you to a lifetime of unemployment and poverty."
With your history degree, you can do anything and go anywhere, because the skills you learn here can take you far:
Some career choices for history majors may not appear as obvious as they do in more technical or specialized fields, but earning a history degree will provide you with many transferable skills that you will take with you wherever you go, including investigation, aggregation, curation, analysis, and synthesis, along with abilities in public speaking, writing, and research.
Since you are developing these valuable skills, the next step marketing them to a potential employer. The American Historical Association encourages students to quantify their skills in terms employers care about, including those identified by National Association of Colleges and Employers as the most desirable attributes sought by employers in its Job Outlook 2015 survey.
So, if you effectively worked on a group project for a class, tout your ability to work in a team. If you learned new technologies in your Digital History course, add those skills to your résumé.