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Jobs for History Majors

Calling all history majors! Check out this job opportunity at the Chief Vann House Historic Site in Chatsworth, GA with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) State Parks & Historic Sites.

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History News Summer 2017

History news from summer 2017: Why history is still such a useful major, and why studying the liberal arts gives you an edge, in the job market and beyond.

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National Book Award Finalist Delivers 4th Annual Africana Studies Lecture on March 23

UTC’s Department of History and Africana Studies program are pleased to welcome 2016 National Book Award finalist Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan to deliver the 4th annual Africana Studies Lecture on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30pm.

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The U.S. and the World: Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election

On October 5, the UTC History Club and Euphrates Chapter held a roundtable with UTC’s history faculty on “The U.S. and the World: Foreign Policy and the 2016 Presidential Election.” The History Department’s regional experts broke down the foreign policy positions of the presidential candidates for an audience of UTC students, professors, and community members.

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Why the U.S. President Needs a Council of Historians

In a new article in The Atlantic, Graham Allison and Niall Ferguson, both scholars at Harvard University, urge the president to establish a “Council of Historians,” arguing that “the U.S. could avoid future disaster if policy makers started looking more to the past.”

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The Flexibility of a History Degree

A new post from the AHA discusses the career flexibility and versatility history majors get with their degrees. History, as the author notes, “is an all-encompassing degree.”

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More reasons to study history: “Why America’s Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education”

More reasons to study history, this time from The Atlantic. Bottom line: take more history classes!

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History isn’t a ‘useless’ major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of

From the Los Angeles Times: “History isn’t a ‘useless’ major”!

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If you majored in the humanities, you really should apply to Harvard Business School

“If you studied the humanities in college, Harvard Business School doesn’t just want you, it needs you,” says Dee Leopold, Harvard Business School’s director of admissions.

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Why Study History?

A few reasons: History helps us understand people and societies, contributes to moral understanding, provides identity, is essential for good citizenship, and is useful in the world of work.

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How A Major in History Gives You the Intangible Edge

“Studying history … gives graduates tremendous flexibility in the job market. In fact, history is not merely a degree you could consider—it is the degree you would be remiss not to.”

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Entering the Job Market with a BA in History

“History is dynamic, and you should be a bright, capable, and thorough thinker, writer, communicator, and researcher because of your time as an undergraduate.”

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How Big Data and UTC Interns are Changing History

UTC interns working with Envisioning History are adding momentum to a big data-driven project on World War II.

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That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket

“Throughout the major U.S. tech hubs, whether Silicon Valley or Seattle, Boston or Austin, Tex., software companies are discovering that liberal arts thinking makes them stronger.”

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Just What Are the Liberal Arts Anyway?

“We are building the brain trust of the future.”

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