Your Professional Future

Notable History Alumni

Gregory Bereiter '01 is a historian at the Naval History and Heritage Command where he’s currently researching and writing about naval operations in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. He also also helps transcribe and translate French-language documents for the  Naval Documents of the American Revolution  series.
Lindsey Fitzharris '04  earned the 2018 PEN/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing for her book  The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine  about how Joseph Lister’s antiseptic method transformed gruesome Victorian surgery. To learn more about Lindsey, you can read  an article she wrote  or visit  her website .


What Will your Future Hold? 

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The historian’s craft, at its core, requires communicating, both in writing and orally, an argument about the past based on the detail-oriented analysis of historical evidence. In our ‘Pathways in the Crafting of History’ program, students undertake an independent project on their chosen topic, which demonstrates initiative and requires a strong work ethic to complete. Each type of project will present problems for the students to solve, so our students must be flexible and adapt to new challenges at each stage of their Signature Experience. Collaborative projects, in particular, demonstrate students’ teamwork and even leadership skills. Don't believe us? Ask Google's hiring team!

Links for your Future

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