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Outcomes - Department of History

Check out what our grads are up to

Graduates of our program pursue employment and graduate school in a variety of fields, including history, public history, journalism, communication, education, sociology, library science, business, law, computer science, theology, and many others.  Through the advising process our faculty works closely with each student to think about how a history major provides a set of transferable skills that can be translated into a host of employment opportunities. Here are some examples of where our students have gone after graduation.

Where they work

  • Americorp Habitat for Humanity NYC
  • Americorps VISTA
  • BAR Financial
  • BIC Church Offices
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • CURE International
  • Carlisle Area High School
  • Commerce Bank
  • Dauphin County Schools
  • Dolgeville Central School
  • Drew University Book Store
  • East Pennsboro School District
  • Eastern Kason Corp
  • Evangel Christian High School
  • Fastenal Company
  • First Baptist School
  • Garden Spot Middle School
  • General Dynamics
  • Harrisburg School District
  • Hummelstown Sun
  • International Cooperating Ministries
  • Kaplan Career Institute
  • LCI Kids Club
  • LLC
  • Lezha Academic Center
  • Maryland State Archives
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McDaniel College
  • Messiah College
  • Middletown High School
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
  • Museum Dept. of Cumberland Co. Historical Society
  • National Canal Museum
  • National Civil War Museum
  • Perry Ellis
  • Philhaven Hospital
  • Private Christian School
  • Provident State Bank
  • Raystown Developmental Center
  • Richfield Springs Central School
  • Royal Nissan
  • Salford Mennonite Church
  • Sandy Spring Museum
  • Solomon Schecter School of Manhattan
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • Stewartstown U.M. Church
  • Swarthmore College
  • The Grove School
  • Uganda Studies Program
  • Urbana Free Library
  • Washington County Free Library
  • Westminster West Middle School
  • World Vision
  • York County Historical Society

What they do

  • Account executive
  • Administrative assistant
  • Admissions coordinator
  • Archival associate
  • Archivist
  • Assistant curator
  • Biographer
  • City planner
  • Copywriter
  • Demographer
  • Exhibit designer
  • Fundraiser
  • Historic preservation specialist
  • Historical society administrator
  • Interpretive staff coordinator
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum technician
  • Operations analyst
  • Pastor
  • Program analyst
  • Project manager
  • Public affairs officer
  • Reporter
  • Salesperson
  • Social research analyst
  • Teacher

Graduate school

  • Baylor University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Frostburg State University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Lehigh University
  • Loyola-Chicago
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary
  • NYU Steinhardt
  • Penn Sate University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Syracuse University
  • Taylor University
  • Temple University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Villanova University
  • Winterthur Museum Program
  • Yale University
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95% of Messiah College graduates are employed full-time or in graduate or professional programs six to nine months after graduation.

95%