Historians are everywhere
With the ability to analyze human and social behavior, to research pressing problems, and to express themselves clearly, history students are well-prepared for a myriad of careers. Earning a history degree will help you develop the skills most valuable to potential employers:
- Critical thinking
- Oral and written communication
- Problem-solving and teamwork
NACE Job Outlook 2023
- Historic Sites and Museums
- Records Managers
- Information Managers
- Museums and Historical Organizations
- Cultural Resources Management
- Historic Preservation
- Public Policy Institutes
- Lawyers and Paralegals
- Litigation Support
- Legislative Staff
- Social Work
- Writers and Editors
- Producers of Multimedia Material
- Diplomatic Corps
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Human Rights Workers
- Elected Officials
- Health Professionals
- Policy Makers
Career resources for UI undergraduate students
The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.
All undergraduates can meet with a career coach to explore interests, skills, strengths, and values as you plan for after graduation.
Experience first-hand what an interview might be like by participating in a Mock Interview where you can practice interviewing, ask questions about the interview process, and be critiqued by volunteer employers from surrounding communities.
Network with employers and learn more about job and career opportunities in a variety of areas right here on campus.
Learn the level of detail needed to get noticed in the applicant pool and by Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) software, including tips on how to format your resume, effective use of power verbs, a formula for crafting bullet points, and more.
We'll guide you through the process of finding an internship, creating your own opportunity, and evaluating internship offers.
Learn more about how your personal attributes impact potential success and satisfaction with different career options and work environments. Or, start by exploring career fields and find majors that align with your interests and skills.