We asked History alumni to share their stories, and dozens from the classes of 1948 to 2014 generously responded by describing the many different paths they have taken since their time at Puget Sound. These stories reflect the flexibility of the History degree as a base for many professions, and offer advice for current students who are considering particular careers. We have grouped the responses by field, but would note that many alumni have been difficult to categorize because of the richness of their experiences in multiple careers. This in itself speaks to the importance of graduates remaining flexible and being willing to follow passions and embrace opportunities that might take them in unexpected directions.
Whether you’re a current History student thinking about how you will use your degree after graduation or an alum curious to learn what fellow History alums have been up to, we hope you enjoy these stories!
If you’re an alum who would like to add your story to the site, we would be thrilled to hear from you! Please complete the online alumni update form.
- Arts, Media and Journalism
- Business and Tech
- Government and Foreign Policy
- Libraries, Museums, and Public History
- Non-Profit Work, Policy Work, and Health Care
- Teaching and Administration (K-12)
- University Teaching
- Graduate School Stories and Advice