Careers and Internships
The History Department encourages you to pursue opportunities to earn academic credit for your work in a historical setting. Credit is not given on work alone, but for the learning you demonstrate as a result of the experience. Internships can be done in any location that provides an opportunity to teach, guide, shape, and interpret history. The most common internships our students pursue are with historical sites, national parks, local historical societies, libraries, archives, museums, and non-profit organizations, or national, state, or local administrative agencies. The department regularly circulates information on available internships. Students also locate their own internships and work with the director of undergraduate studies in the department to receive academic credit.
We focus on undergraduate education that offers you new ways to think about people, places, and events in the past. Graduates of our programs are employed in healthcare, non-profits, government, and education.
History graduates have proven that they are well-trained to be successful in a variety of careers. You can do almost anything with a history degree.
Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech offers a variety of services including career exploration, job searching, resume analysis, and interview training.
Other career-related resources include:
- Career Exploration Tools: Explains the process of selecting and exploring a career.
- Career Fairs: Lists the current career fairs on campus and in the region.
- Handshake: Enables Virginia Tech students and alumni to network for career planning and job search assistance.
- 4 Year Guide to Building Your Resume