Who are we? Where are we heading? A knowledge of the past provides us with clues on those crucial questions of life. Want to be a politician, corporate president, lawyer, judge, journalist, or professor? The logical starting point is being a history major, full of useful skill-building.
These skills include writing and presenting information; analyzing ideas, data and information; examining evidence including documents, texts and interviews; and seeing connections and making decisions and reflective judgments. What employer would gloss over those invaluable abilities? Beyond that, you’ll grow as a person, one who better understand the world we live in and how we got here.