History Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Grand Rapids Public Library
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • City of Rochester
  • Village of Sparta
  • The Network of LGBT in West Michigan
  • Michigan House of Representatives
  • Grand Rapids City Archives and Research Center
  • Manasseh Project

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Guest Experience Associate – Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Library Assistant – Grand Rapids Public Library
  • Various Positions – Hope Network
  • Membership Services – YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
  • Business Office Representative – City of Grand Rapids
  • US Air Force
  • Director of Programs & Outreach – North Berrien Historical Museum
  • Volunteer Coordinator – Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
  • Public Relations & Marketing – Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative
  • Paralegal – Reisinger Law Firm PLLC
  • Collector – Chemical Bank
  • Teacher – Various School Districts
  • Program Coordinator – MSX International

Student Organizations to Consider

  • History Club and Honor Society ( Phi Alpha Theta)

Study Abroad Programs

There are many approaches to studying history. Study abroad offers students the distinct opportunity to experience various historical contexts and sites thus enabling a unique perspective on the understanding of countries and cultures.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Research Skills
  • Strong Reading Comprehension
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Information Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Inventory Control
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Ability to conduct research

Graduate & Professional Programs

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Page last modified December 12, 2022