So I'm a History Major, Now What?
A degree in History prepares students for career paths in government, politics, law, nonprofit organizations, curatorial and archival management, journalism, education, and business. To learn more visit the Department of History website.
Where Do My People Work?
Common Career Tracks
- According to LinkedIn, SJSU history majors commonly work in education, community and social services, and operations. Common employers include Apple, East Side Union High School District, and Cisco.
- Learn about the different career tracks on What Can I Do With My Major?
- Research job titles at O*Net - Career Information Database.
- Research job statistics at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Interested in graduate school? View Payscale's Lifetime Earnings to see how years of experience vs. degree level influence average lifetime earnings.
Where Do I Look for Opportunities?
Job, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Check SJSU Handshake, SJSU's job and internship database exclusively for students.
General Job/Internship Boards
- USAJobs / Pathways Internships for Students/Recent Grads
- County of Santa Clara / Internships / Volunteer
- City of San Jose / Volunteer
- CA.gov (View List of Jobs by Major)
- Internships in D.C
- U.S. Intelligence Careers
How Can I Get Involved?
- American Historical Association
- The American Political Science Association
- The Law and Society Association
How Can I Increase My Chances of Succeeding?
Job Search Tips
- Research company reviews, salaries, interviews, & benefits on Glassdoor.
- Use the History Resume Sample as a guide to tailoring your resume.
- For more Education, Political Science, English, Business, and Communication Studies.
- Visit our Drop-In Hours at ACCESS, the College of Social Science's Success Center.
- Attend workshops, job fairs, and other events as listed on our Program Calendar.