Careers in History

What can I do with this major?

Sample job titles of CSB/SJU History alums:

Sales Services Representative Reporter Marketing Research Analyst Writer
Assistant Manager Youth Minister Dean of Students Desktop Publisher
Security Officer Lawyer Graphic Designer Public Relations
Attorney Historic Interpreter Government Executive Librarian
Physician Conservators Paralegal Museum Coordinator
Corrections Officer Sales Representative Editor Realtor

Student Spotlights:

  • Steph Carlson '13 (History & Theater), Wilton's Music Hall, London, England
  • Quinton Johnson '19 (History & Political Science), Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud, MN

Alum Spotlights:

  • Mike Boerboom, ‘01 (History), Political Analyst, Federal Government, Washington, DC
  • April Bondhus, ‘17 (History), Paralegal, Rudawski & Associates, P.A.
  • William Cunningham, ’70 (History), City Archivist (retired)
  • Kathryn Enger Enke, ’05 (History), Chief of Staff/Title IX Coordinator, College of Saint Benedict
  • Margaret Free, ’13 (History), Pediatric Resident, Unity Point Health, South Dakota
  • Sarah Hawkins, ’09 (History), Resource Librarian, East Central Regional Library
  • Savo Heleta, ’06 (History), Researcher in Internationalization, Conflict Analysis, and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Nelson Mandela University
  • Dana Hicks, ’14 (History), Graduate Student, Black Hills University
  • Tony Jensen '12 (History), Volunteer, Peace Corps
  • Leah Juster, ’09 (History), Internship Program Associate, Minnesota Historical Society
  • Matthew Kapsner '87 (History), Rancher
  • Meghan (Poepping) Kennedy '07 (History), Archivist, Amercian College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL
  • Tyler Kinsella, ’11 (History), Collections Assistant, Scott County Historical Society
  • Ann Koller, ’10 (History), Programming and Staffing Manager, Wilderness Inquiry
  • Nicole Koonce, ’15 (History), BSA Teller, Hiway Federal Credit Union
  • Erik Nagaoka '13 (History) Investigator , U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Brandon Overman, ’04 (History), Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
  • Matt Pahl '05 (History), Director of the Policy, Measurement and Innovation Division, New Mexico Public Education Department, New Mexico
  • Matt Paul, ’05 (History) Director, Policy/Measurement/Innovation Division, New Mexico Public Education Department
  • Teresa Walch '10 (History & German), Graduate Student (European History), University of California - San Diego

To explore more of what CSB/SJU alums are doing with this major, visit the XPD Resource Centers and check out the Alum Career Network database. 

Links for History majors:

Visit the CSB/SJU XPD Resource Centers for further information about major selection and career exploration. Career coaches and student career assistants are available to assist you as you research personal interests, values, and skills.

CSB Resource Center
Academic Service Bldg, CSB
[email protected]
320.363.5557

SJU Resource Center
Mary Hall 25, SJU
[email protected]
320.363.3383