University of Vermont

CAS History Major


Alumni with a degree in History pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in History.

Job Title

Career Industry

Paraeducator Childcare Center
Editorial Assistant Public Radio
Autism Behavior Interventionist Human Services
Museum Learning Assistant Museum
Network Engineer Technology
Forestry Technician Federal Government
Finance Assistant Financial Services
Casting Director Media/Entertainment
Staff Accountant Accounting
Management Manufacturing, Sales, and Distribution
Private Corporate Consultant Consulting
Legal Assistant Law
Teacher Secondary Education
Glass Fuser Visual Arts
Junior Account Executive Marketing

Recent Employers

United States General Accounting Office New York State, Division of Parole
J.P. Morgan & Company, Inc. Ashgate Publishing Company
Partners in Care Business Center for Sustainable Energy
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC Time Warne Cable
Princeton University Press Koya Consulting
YMCA Celica Design
Tory Burch GeoQuest Reservoir Technologies
Groupon Toyota Motors, Inc.
New York City Department of Education Silverton Ski Area

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in History

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Seeing relationships between and patterns in historic information

Understanding the necessity of deadlines and the importance of details

Explaining ideas orally and in writing
Comparing research, examining and explaining pertinent information

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Examining evidence and data to develop theories about cause and effect
Interviewing skills

Developing and implementing projects
Making decisions

Interpreting ideas and information
Organizing and compiling materials

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Working collaboratively on a team to analyze societal problems and their impact

Understanding the world from different viewpoints
Interpreting the same event through different lenses

Explaining current events through reference to the past
Understanding how societies adapt to change


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