History

Career Paths

History Majors After Graduation

Many former history majors have gone on to be successful lawyers, and a number of our alums are judges. In addition, dozens of majors have served as officers in the U.S. military. Even though it seems unlikely, several have combined History with Pre-Med and became physicians. Finally, many majors have also gone on in education, teaching in secondary schools and colleges, as well as serving as principals and even college presidents. Did you know five presidents of CSB and SJU have been historians?

Law/Government:
  • Chief of Staff, Obama Administration
  • Investigator, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Deputy Legislative Director, US House of Representatives
  • Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Robins Kaplan LLP
  • Associate Attorney, Kelm and Reuter, P.A.
  • Committee Legislative Assistant, MN House DFL Caucus
  • Assistant Public Defender, Hennepin County
  • Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
  • Attorney/Partner, Burke and Thomas PLLP
  • Probation Officer, Carver County
  • Baliff, St. Paul County Courthouse
Business/Finance:
  • Managing Partner, Laird Capital
  • Analytics Lead, Platform Solutions at Google
  • Global Training Lead, 3M
  • Field Auditor, MN Dept. of Revenue
  • City Administrator, Lauderdale, MN
  • Analyst at Newmark Knight Frank
  • Procurement Agent, The Boeing Company
  • Chief of Staff and Lead Title XI Coordinator, CSB/SJU
  • President, Farmers Merchant Bank
  • Operational Risk Consultant, Wells Fargo
  • HR Specialist, Department of Homeland Security
  • Claim Account Executive, Federated Insurance
  • Owner, Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP
  • Chief Operating Officer, Fox Advancement
  • Senior Software Analyst, Health Systems Integration, Inc.
  • Vice President/Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
  • Senior Budget Examiner, State of New York 
  • Small Business Owner, Gloria Jean’s Coffees
  • Director, Employment & HR Systems, Manpower
  • Senior Business Analyst, Solution Design Group
  • Sales Training Manager, IDEXX Laboratories
  • Senior Development Officer, Saint John’s University
  • Photographer, Rethlake Photography
  • Graphic Artist, Annin and Company
  • Development Officer, Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
  • Travel Trainer, Canadian Borders Outfitters
Health and Medicine:
  • Clinical Research Assistant II, City of Hope, CA
  • Pediatric Resident, Unity Point Health, SD
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Sanford Health
  • Functional Family Therapist, Canvas Health
  • Quality Control Reviewer, PPD
  • Security Analyst, Allina Health
  • Mobile Medical Unit Coordinator, SJRMC
Education:
  • Professor of History, Saint John’s University
  • Architectural Historian, Hess, Roise & Company
  • Curator, Wright County Historical Society
  • Research/Instruction Librarian, UW, Green Bay
  • Copywriter, Wiley Publishing
  • Program Associate, MN Historical Society
  • Site Supervisor, Dakota County Historical Society
  • Librarian, Columbia University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Principal, Saint John’s Prep School
  • Museum Curator, National Park Service
  • Professor of Special Education, Univ. of South Dakota
  • Superintendent, Albany School District, MN
  • Dean of Admission, Fordham University
  • Doctoral Program, East Asian Language/Culture, Columbia Univ.
  • MA Program, Library Information Studies, UW, Madison
Writing/Editing:
  • Newspaper Digitization Technician, MN Historical Society
  • Copy Editor/Staff Reporter, Cambodia Daily
  • Legal Editor, West Group
  • Researcher/Writer, Minnesota Senate
  • Sports Writer, Seattle Times
  • Editor, Publications International
  • Deputy Managing Editor, Washington Post
Contact the History Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Brian Larkin
Chair, History Department
CSB Richarda N8
320-363-5226