Two graduates from the department of history have won Pulitzer Prizes, one for journalism, the other for literature. Others have gone on to productive careers in law, journalism, publishing, education and government. 

  • Bilal Sultan '07: Twin degrees lead to law career

    Since graduating in 2007, Bilal has completed law school and gone on to serve as in-house counsel to a Fortune 300 technology company in the DC area, where he provided legal advice on a wide range of immigration law matters. He is currently an associate in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, working on U.S. non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters.

    Bilal believes that his time as a history major at UVM helped set him up for success as an attorney. “As a lawyer with an international focus, I have been able to work seamlessly with clients around the globe by being cognizant of the distinct cultures and histories that have shaped their laws today. The depth of knowledge and insight into world affairs I developed as a history major has been invaluable to my career today.”

    Read about his experience here

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What do these people all have in common?

John F. Kennedy
Martha Stewart
Sacha Baron Cohen
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Lauryn Hill
Steve Carell
Jimmy Buffett
Julia Child

They're all history majors — the major with no limits.