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Many history majors pursue graduate school, both in history and in related fields such as law and international relations. Approximately one-third of our students become teachers in the secondary schools. Double majors are common at Cornell, and history provides an excellent complement for training in many fields.

Alumni careers

  • Constituent Relations, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Davenport, Iowa
  • Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Public Policy, Washington, D.C.
  • Department head, Hobby Lobby, Round Lake, Illinois
  • Research and communications specialist, ImmigrationWorks, Washington, D,C.
  • Senior vice president, Lhotse Management Solutions, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Substitute teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois
  • Math educator, Teach For America, Houston, Texas
  • Head baseball coach, Anamosa Community School District, Anamosa, Iowa
  • Historic interpreter, Prince William County, Manassas, Virginia
  • Recruitment and program coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ringwood, Illinois
  • Legal intern, Levy, Leff & DeFrank, PC, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Executive director, Access 2 Independence, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Kindergarten teacher and librarian, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Arvada, Colorado
  • Collections cataloguer, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, New York City, New York Chicago, Illinois
  • Coordinator, Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance, Coralville, Iowa
  • Family medicine resident, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois
  • Professor and resident costume designer, University of Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Law clerk, Baudino Law Group, P.C., Des Moines, Iowa
  • Library director, Chatham Area Public Library, Chatham, Illinois
  • Archivist, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, Massachusetts
  • Attorney, DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Wheaton, Illinois
  • Assistant attorney general, Office of the Colorado Attorney General, Denver, Colorado
  • Editor, Eco-Structure Magazine, Chicago, Illinois
  • Immigration attorney, Montagut & Sobral, Falls Church, Virginia
  • Human rights and civil society project manager, Freedom House, Washington, D.C.
  • Attorney, senior counsel, Education Credit Management Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Chief development officer, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
  • President, Preferred Financial Group, Phoenix, Arizona
  • President, The Commonwealth Foundation, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Foreign service officer, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Graduate schools attended

  • J.D., Oklahoma City School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • M.A., comparative politics, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • M.A., maritime archaeology, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Graduate student, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
  • M.P.H. (master of public health), Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
  • M.A., history, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Kansas
  • M.A., the archives and public history program at New York University, New York City, New York
  • M.B.A., Regis University, Denver, Colorado
  • J.D. student, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
  • M.A., European history, American Public University System, Charles Town, West Virginia
  • M.A., military history, Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont
  • M.A., art history, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Ph.D., history, University of Delaware