History Majors are prepared to:
• Analyze documents, data and other primary sources by comparing and contrasting them to observe causal relationships,
• Synthesize information,
• Evaluate arguments by weighing the validity of their premises, methodology, and conclusions
• Argue a position by weighing different interpretations and grounding conclusions in evidence
• Write clearly, concisely and logically, and
• Participate in intellectual conversations discussions effectively
What great jobs have CSB/SJU History alums gotten?
Denis McDonough, 1992, White House Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama
Dan Bastian, 1990, owner of BOOMCHICKAPOP, Angie's Artisan Treats LLC
Heather Butkowski-Hinrichs, 1999, City Administrator, City of Lauderdale
Nicole Bach, 2009, Program Curator at the Stearns Historical Museum in St. Cloud MN
Sarah Mitchell-Smith, 2002, Marketing Systems Consultant at Thomson Reuters
Mark C. Reiner, MD, 2005, Anesthesiologist, Ridgeview Medical Center
Tara Boyer Brigham, 2005 Medical Research Librarian at Mayo
Matthew Pahl, 2005, Policy Director, New Mexico Public Education Department
Kathryn Enger Enke, 2005, Chief of Staff and Lead Title IX Coordinator, College of Saint Benedict
Shauna Holt, 2005, Corporate Counsel at Exstar Financial Corporation
Audrey Gabe '09
"As a social worker, I'm so grateful for my history degree! Having a background in history equips me to explore the larger context of people's lives, and the various factors at play that can either empower or hinder self-sufficiency. Effective advocacy work includes considering what (and how) past actions or events lead to current inequalities. Knowing how to evaluate the past helps me find solutions to improve people's lives."
"I am a fourth-year PhD student in Modern European History at University of California, San Diego. I am currently on a Fulbright Fellowship in Berlin, conducting 10 months of research for my dissertation. My history classes at CSB/SJU gave me a great foundation from which to embark upon my graduate studies!"