Using Your Degree



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Using Your Degree

St. Kate's history major prepares you for many careers. As an historian, you can work in:

  • archives, libraries, museums, interpretive centers
  • national and state parks
  • state and federal agencies
  • cultural resource management
  • historical research firms

Some historians form their own businesses to use their research, writing and critical-thinking skills with the government and private-sector clients.

Teaching History

Share your passion for history by earning a social studies teaching licensure. St. Kate's offers kindergarten-grade 12 certification; visit the education department.

St. Kate's history alumnae include:

  • Sara Gavin, president, Weber Shandwick-Minneapolis (double major history and political science)
  • Katie Shaw, creative marketing director at MSP Communications
  • Kathleen O'Brien, vice president of university services at University of Minnesota and former Minneapolis city council member
  • Margaret Marrinan, Ramsey County District Court judge (double major history and French)
  • Julia Lamm, assistant professor of theology at Georgetown University (double major history and philosophy)
  • Claudia Huot, education law attorney at Wisler, Pearlstine and former assistant city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Law Department
  • Sondra Reierson, collections assistant at the Minnesota Historical Society

Graduate school

St. Kate's history major offers an ideal foundation for students who want to continue on to graduate-level or professional programs, such as our alumnae:

  • Caitlin Mans is pursuing a master's degree in public history with a museum studies concentration and a museum management certificate at the University of South Carolina.
  • Lisa Ebert completed the Master of Library and Information Science at St. Kate's.
  • Ahna Thoresen Severts went to Harvard Law School, and has been a division counsel at 3M Co. and partner at Faegre and Benson, LLC.