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Office Hours
September 1-May 31
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 1-August 31
Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The study of history in all its variations provides valuable background for a wide range of careers, including education, law, business and international service. Macalester College's Career Development Center provides this comprehensive list. In addition, graduate schools are particularly interested in students from a broad-based history department like Macalester's. See what some graduates who majored in History are doing now:

  • Jingyuan Qian ’14 (Nanjing, China) is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy at Georgetown University.
  • Elizabeth Allen ’13 is studying for her MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
  • Nic Lechault ’13, is teaching American history in the Mounds View School System, and earning a teaching degree at Hamline University.
  • Laura Moulton ’13 is a AmeriCorps VISTA Children's Program Coordinator at Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio.
  • Maya Lindberg '12 will be working as a writer/associate editor for the SPLC's Teaching Tolerance program with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Doris Zhao ’12 is in the Master of Arts program in Art History at Columbia University.
  • Katherine Donaldson ’12 is pursuing a master’s in library and information science at the University of Washington.
  • Slavisa Mijatovic ’12 is pursuing a master’s in geography at York University in Toronto.
  • Cori Simon ’12 is pursuing a graduate degree in gender and women’s U.S. history at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Dustin Studelska ’12, is pursuing a PhD in the History of Technology at the University of Minnesota in the program of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.
  • Naomi Sussman '12, is pursuing a PhD in Latin American History at Yale University.
  • David Bliss ‘11 earned a master’s degree in history at the University of New Mexico.
  • Jeff Yamashita ‘11 is in the PhD program in ethnic studies at the University of California-Berkeley and has been awarded a Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, the top university-wide fellowship.
  • Bassam Khawaja ’11 is attending Columbia University Law School.
  • Emily Schorr Lesnick ’11 is pursuing a career in comedy in New York City.
  • Hillary Sorin ’11 is in the master’s in social work program at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Maggie Jacoby ’11  works for the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation running a middle school tutoring program.
  • Jemma Brown ’11 is an associate producer of video and social media at The Moth Radio Hour, a live storytelling program.
  • Rachel Boyle ’10 attends Loyola University studying public history.
  • Alex Davies ’10 taught English in France and is now writing for Discovery.
  • Wes Alcenat '10 entered the PhD program in history at Columbia University in the fall of 2010 with a full fellowship.
  • Amy Ledig ’10 is a JD Candidate at Case Western Reserve School of Law.
  • Molly Brookfield ’09 is a PhD student in History and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. She earned a master's degree in the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at University College London and worked at The Wiener Library.
  • Kaitlyn Sheridan ‘09 is studying American history at Oxford University in England.
  • Anne Reeder ‘09 is a public health professional at the Colorado School of Public Health.
  • Tsione Wolde-Michael ‘08 is completing graduate work in history at Harvard University and has been awarded a Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellowship to work as an intern at the National Museum of African American History.
  • Hillary Mohaupt ‘08 earned a master's in museum studies at the University of Delaware.
  • Anne Cullen '07 is studied public history at Loyola University and is Program Assistant for Exhibitions at the Newberry Library.
  • Evan Mohl ’07 is a reporter for Major League Baseball in Boston, Mass.
  • Robert Martinez ’07 is a paralegal at De Novo Legal in New York City.
  • Martinus (Dirk) Langeveld '06 started a blog on political scandals called The Downfall Dictionary, which is at He says, "It's a way to keep historically active (and build a resume point for when I can hopefully get back into a history-related job) and so far is proving a lot of fun."
  • Cassandra Berman ‘06 is a PhD Student in History at Brandeis University.
  • James Coplin '06 is pursuing a PhD in Chinese history at the University of Minnesota on a full fellowship.
  • Dhruva Jaishankar '05 is a program officer in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, as well as a fellow at the Takshashila Institution in India.
  • Roland McKay ’05 went to Syria on a Fulbright scholarship and is pursuing graduate work in Middle Eastern studies.
  • Emily Potter ’04 is working at the Brooklyn Historical Society. She completed a Masters in Museum Studies at NYU and says, “I have found that museums are a great place for history-majors!”
  • Emily Skidmore ’04 attends the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign for graduate school in history. She received a presidential fellowship to support her graduate work.
  • Danielle Maestretti ’04 is an Associate Consultant at bepress.
  • Anthony Todd ’04 received a PhD at the University of Chicago, studying late 19th century U.S. history with a focus on gender and law.
  • Emily Weaver ’03 works as a national programs consultant at the Clinton Foundation on pediatric HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Federico Helfgott ’03 attended the University of Michigan’s PhD program in anthropology and history.
  • Ariel Jacobs '02 was a Corps member for Teach for America in the Bronx, New York and is now teaching US history in a public high school in Manhattan.
  • Jennie (Snyder) Hill ’02 is the executive director of the court-appointed special advocates of the South Plains in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Karlos Hill ’02 is a Professor of History specializing in African American History, Lynching, and Anti-Lynching Protest, at Texas Tech University.
  • Shana Redmond '02 received her PhD in African American and American Studies from Yale University and is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Southern California.
  • Seth Lind ’01 is a filmmaker and public radio producer. He is currently production manager for the National Public Radio show “This American Life.”
  • Harmony O'Rourke ’01 received her PhD in African History from Harvard University in 2009 and is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges in Southern California.
  • Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly ’00 received a PhD in performance studies at the University of California–Berkeley and teaches theater at Reed College.
  • David Lewis-Colman '91 is professor of History at Ramapo College in New Jersey. His book, Race Against Liberalism: The UAW and Black Workers in Detroit, was published in June 2008 by the University of Illinois Press.