In the current economy a degree in History may seem like a luxury, but in reality it provides strong foundations for a flexible career in a rapidly changing world. History graduates are trained to have strong research skills, and the ability to read, digest, and utilize large quantities of information quickly, accurately and effectively. These skills are valuable in a wide variety of careers, and are only enhanced by the broad context and understanding a History degree provides. Our graduates have gone on to use their History skills in a wide variety of fields, and we are excited to showcase what they have done.
We are always looking for what our alumni have been up to since they have graduated, so if you are interested in participating in this feature, please contact the Undergraduate Chair, Nancy Rhoden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Discovering public history changed the course of my life..."
"...stay open to opportunities, even when they seem to diverge from your goals." [more]
"...there is always more to the story than what first meets the eye." [more]
"...join the History Society (right now, as quickly as possible)!" [more]
"I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without my education at Western." [more]
"...build and maintain friendships and connections with the people around you." [more]
"My history degrees have been invaluable..."
"....opportunities on campus to extend your skills beyond the classroom." [more]
"There are so many opportunities and paths one could take with a History degree." [more]
"You’re here to learn – not just to graduate – so ask questions, engage..." [more]
"It is all about balance! Learn a lot, but also have some fun while at Western." [more]
"...contributed significantly to my career choice and career successes so far." [more]
"...become...more informed citizens, and more critical consumers of ideas." [more]
"...do not be afraid to study what you love!" [more]
"...make sure to balance the time you spend in the library and with your friends." [more]
"...skills acquired...are near infinite in their application and usefulness." [more]
"First and foremost, learn to love to write." [more]
"...led to my propensity to look at issues from a variety of lenses..." [more]
"You are young -- get your bearings and enjoy your time at school." [more]
"Raise your hand. Talk things out. Your opinions count." [more]