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Life After CBU

An educational background in History & Political Science prepares you for a vast variety of careers. On this page, we have put together a short list of ideas to get you thinking. We encourage you to talk to your advisor, professors and Career Services staff who would be happy to help you further in figuring out the best path for you.


Non-profit Sector

Historical associations and societies

  • Promote the study and value of history

  • Manage historical resources

  • Write, edit, and produce publications



Libraries

  • Research librarian



Museums

  • History curator

  • Prepare and deliver classes
  • Develop staff and docent training

  • Research, write, edit, design, and produce scholarly catalogs, interpretive histories, reports, guidebooks, newsletters, and audiovisual products



Religious and philanthropic organizations

  • Apply historical studies to enrich an understanding of the organization's mission



Teaching

  • Teach history

  • Develop curriculum, lesson plans, and classroom materials

  • Counsel students




Private Sector

Communications media 


  • Research, write, and edit historical documents and narratives

  • Develop programming for radio and television, motion pictures, and recording industries




Publishing 

Editors for books or magazines




Management/ Market research

  • Analyze financial, economic, and political risk using historical models

  • Design and code research questionnaires

  • Manage information-gathering process for interviews and surveys




Banking and investment services 


  • Research company financial and management history




Newspaper, radio, and television journalism




Public Sector

Departments of education


  • Examine long-range trends that influence education at all levels




Department of State - Foreign Service

  • Analyze and report on foreign countries' political, economic, and social conditions




National Park Service

  • Manage historical sites and parks, studying their history and promoting their use

Legislatures 

  • Research the history of policies and legislation

  • Analyze cost and effectiveness




Libraries and museums 


  • Preservationist