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:

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 and Graduate School Advisor:
Bill North