You can do just about anything with a degree in history. Our students learn how to think critically and independently, analyze sources, and write clearly. These skills are not only useful, but essential in all walks of life. Our alums are teachers and professors, librarians and archivists, entrepreneurs, activists, lawyers, health-care professionals, and pursue many other exciting professions.
I work as an analyst in the expanding asset management division of Barclays, called Barclays Wealth. I am exploring how the financial sector operates, and building relationships in the business. Studying history at Wheaton has opened my eyes to many things most finance majors never learned in college, such as the manifestations of society and culture in the business world.
I am currently the Career Program Manager for the Posse Foundation's Boston office. Posse helps outstanding high school students succeed in higher education through scholarships and other types of support. I was inspired by my history courses to work for more access to professional leadership for people of all backgrounds.