Careers in History
Careers in Advocacy (pdf)
Careers in Business (pdf)
Careers as Researchers (pdf)
Careers as Teachers (pdf)
The Job Market and Liberal Arts
History is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data (AHA Persepctives on History (April 2017) challenges three myths about hsitory majors (underemployment; preparation for gainful employment; underpaid).
"[Mark]Cuban: Don't go to school for finance - liberal arts is the future" (Business Insider, 17 February 2017)
Adam Weinberg in his Blog, An Open Letter to New Liberal Arts College Students: What you should know on day 1, is advancing the essential advantage in liberal arts though his intended audience are students attending "liberal arts" colleges. (9 August 2016
"Revenge of the arts: Why a liberal arts education pays off" reports on a research from University of Ottawa (26 July 2016) about why "soft skills" developed in Liberal Arts programs are crucial to thriving in the job market.
We learn from "If war is hell, then coffee has offered US Soldiers Some Salvation" (25 July 2016) how researchers discovered how essential coffee was to soldiers in various wars. An original approach to research and writing which might inspire individuals to think outside the box of what to do with a history degree.
How Humanities Degrees Cultivate Marketable Business Skills (11 July 2016) by Bennat Berger challenges readers (4 minutes to read) to realize that "all businesses need good writers and communicators."
Yoni Appelbaum argues that business majors are lacking the critical skills developed in the Liberal Arts, critical thinking and writing, in the Atlantic (28 June 2016): "Why America's Business Majors are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education."
Daniel R. Porterfield recently argued in "The 'Connective Tissue' That Liberal Arts Students Need for Lifelong Profession Success (5 July 2016)" must include the Liberal Arts and intentional cultivation of a plan for post-graduate.
Ruta Septeys, historical novelist, discusses her most recent use of history to explore the Wilhelm Gustloff tragedy, a German ship torpedoed by the Soviet navy, killing 9,000: More Died on this WWII Ship than on the Titanic and Lusitania Combined (NPR, 17 February 2016)
That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket (Forbes, 29 July 2015)
Although the target audience are PhDs, this article describes several IT career tracks students who have earned a BA in history or education may pursue: Information Technology: The Accidental Career for Ph.D.s; The question is not whether IT work is suitable, but waht kind of IT work is suitable. (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 July 2015)
What 'Learning How to Think' Really Means (The Cnronicle Review, 18 June 2015
To Understand Science, Study History (Chronicle of Higher Education, Commentary, 24 February 2014)
Steve Vanderveen, Professor Management and Director of Center for Faithful Leadership at Hope College argues the advantages of a liberal arts degree: The Secret Entrepreneur (18 February 2014)
This is Irrefutable Evidence of the Value of a Humanities Education (Huffington Post, 28 January 2014)
Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term (Inside Higher Ed, 22 January 2014)
Heating Up History at the AHA (Prof Hacker, 16 January 2014)
Talking about the Humanities: Value v. Meaning (Inside Higher Ed, 8 December 2013)
History is philosophy teaching by examples.
Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.