Careers, Internships and Grad School
The study of history at Carleton equips students to pursue any career with success. Through their work in the major, when combined with the strong liberal arts training received at Carleton, our majors gain not only broad and deep historical and cultural knowledge but also skills vital to success in all careers. Our majors:
- know where and how to find information quickly
- can cope effectively with large quantities of data in diverse forms
- know how to evaluate critically the information provided by sources and experts
- can integrate ideas and information from a variety of sources
- can design and execute independent projects
- can express themselves with clarity, economy, and elegance
After Carleton, our majors pursue a wide variety of career paths and the Department seeks to support each person in achieving success, whether in business, the professions, education and academia, public service, the arts, and many, many other callings.
If you are a student, we encourage you to investigate:
- Talk with our Departmental Career Advisor (William North) about your interests and goals
- Connect with the Carleton Career Center and get to know their staff and resources
- Career Center's Career Guides Program
- Enroll in the Carleton Career Center Tunnel to receive announcements about opportunities in your interest areas
- Investigate the Carleton Pathways initiative and the career information from History alumni & faculty!
- Talk with History Department Alumni Grad School Consultants about particular institutions and programs.
- Talk with History Department Alumni Career Consultants about fields that interest you!
If you are an alum, let us know how we may support you as your career progresses and please let us know whether you would like to support our students as a career resource, mentor, or by simply letting us know about job opportunities in your area.
Departmental Career Advisor for 2015-2016:
Bill North (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HISTORY ALUMNI PROFILES ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
This summer (2015) I plan to improve the communications and networking between our History alumni and majors. My plan coincides nicely with the College Web Design Team and the Career Center's new initiatives: the Alumni Profiles and the Career Guides. They have the same goal: to make interaction between alumni, fellow alumni, and students easy and useful.
The new Alumni Profiles initiative:
1) is password-protected, so only an alum can make his/her own changes (I cannot cannot create or update your Alumni Profile for you);
2) allows you to change and update your own info at any time, so it can be as up-to-date as possible!!!;
3) offers an easy-to-use networking system for alumni and students.
(To participate in these two new initiatives, please visit: Creating an Alumni Profiles and Career Guides.)
Much of the information on the current pages becomes quickly obsolete: Alumni News, Alumni Career Volunteer Consultant, and Alumni Grad School Volunteer Consultant. I plan to replace all three of our pages with one easy-to-use, straightforward page: Alumni Profiles. I am persuaded that it will be a better and more effective networking tool for our History alumni, your fellow alumni, majors, and other Carleton students.