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.
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
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.