“I use the education I received at the University of Arkansas Department of History every day.”
-Mark Pryor, BA 1985. US Senator 2003-2015, Attorney General of Arkansas 1999-2003
A liberal arts major in history prepares you for an unlimited number of careers. Through studying the past, you will learn to read critically and to think analytically. You will learn to write well and to argue effectively - the best ideas in the world are worthless if you cannot persuade others of their value. In a survey of over 300 employers, 93% agreed that “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major.” 74% agree that a liberal arts education is the “the best way to prepare for success in today’s global economy.”
- Employers more interested in critical thinking than college major
- Liberal Arts prepare graduates for long term success
- Liberal Arts graduates and employment
- That Liberal Arts degree is Tech’s Hottest Ticket
- We need more STEM majors with Liberal Arts Training
- How my history degree helps my STEM career
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University of Arkansas History graduates go on to do great things. A considerable number are attorneys. A few became judges, including Henry Woods, Steele Hays, and Morris Arnold. Another, Martin R. Steele (BA 1974), has served his country as a top-ranking general in the U.S. Marine Corps. We also count as proud products of our department bankers, medical doctors, librarians, journalists, museum directors, poets, park rangers, software entrepreneurs, helicopter pilots, cheerleaders, the mayor of Fort Smith, and two United States Senators, Mark Pryor and Fulbright.
The University of Arkansas and the Department of History offer a wide range of resources to help you find a job after graduation:
- Fulbright Futures Career Communities are an excellent place to start thinking about what you want to do after graduation and how that connects to your major.
Where can I get help finding an internship?
The Office of Career Connections is a great place to get help with all things career related. They have lots of resources and people to help find internships and get professionally prepared for success after graduation. If you want one-on-one, individualized help, the Office of Career Connections can help you think through the process and find ways to connect.
For further information on internships and career fairs/opportunities, contact Prof. Justin Gage, Director of Undergraduate Studies, History Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, check out our Handshake feeds below for an up-to-date look at thousands of internships related to your career interests.
Companies and organizations interested in hiring Fulbright College students for internships and jobs can contact Fulbright College Career Connections.
Also, check out the UA career platform, Handshake. All current UA students and recent grads have a profile on Handshake. Click on the feeds below for an up-to-date look at hundreds of internships and jobs posted for UA students of all career interests.