Careers in History
Career paths in history are incredibly diverse. History graduates work in nearly every field: teachers, lawyers, business professionals, journalists, activists, writers, filmmakers, public servants, etc.
- American Historical Association's Guide to Careers for Students of History
- AHA Blog Series: What To Do With a BA in History?
- Career Guidance in Public History by the National Council on Public History
- Career Paths for History Majors by Zippia
Considering a Gap Year?
Service-oriented programs for college graduates that offer a bit of breathing room for a year or two (i.e. “gap year”), in addition to offering professional development opportunities and, in some cases, payment for post-BA education:
- Overview and Directory of Gap Year & Short-Term Positions (from Yale University's Career Services)
- Gap Year Association, a search directory of many accredited options
- Peace Corps
- City Year
- Environment America
- Teach for America
- The Farm School
- Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF)
Considering Graduate School?
- The AHA's History Doctoral Programs in the United States and Canada website contains the pertinent statistics, specialties, and contact information for most PhD programs in North America.
- US News rankings by sub-specialty
- AHA Graduate School Application Process: From Start to Finish
- AHA Today: How to Pick a Graduate Program