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History Department
Rutgers University, Camden
429 Cooper St.
Camden, NJ 08102

Dr. Andrew Lees, Acting Chair
(856) 225-6071
alees@camden.rutgers.edu

Dr. Lorrin Thomas, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
(856) 225-2656
lthomas@camden.rutgers.edu

Sharon Smith, Secretary
(856) 225-6080
Fax: (856) 225-6806
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Why Major in History?

The study of history provides perspective on the present and strengthens students’ abilities to read critically, to think analytically, and to write clearly.  The mastery of these skills is essential for success in teaching, business, graduate study (including the study of law), and in life as an informed citizen.

Why Study History? An Answer from the American Historical Association

Careers for History Majors – A Brochure from Career Services in pdf (Adobe) format

Career Services – Camden

Career Opportunities for Majors in History

Occupations

Archivist

Government Agency Administrator

Lawyer

Business Manager

Historian

Lobbyist

Community Action Specialist

Historic Preservation Specialist

Market Research Analyst

Community Relations Director

Historic Site Administrator

Museum Curator

Congressional Aide

Historic Site Tour Guide

Nonprofit Administrator

Consumer Advocate

Historical Society Staff Member

Political Scientist

Diplomat

Human Resources Specialist

Politician

Economic Development Analyst

Insurance Agent

Public Administrator

Editor

International Banker

Public Policy Specialist

FBI/CIA Agent

International Relations Specialist

Public Relations Specialist

Federal Investigator

International Trade Specialist

Teacher

Foreign Service Officer

Journalist

Writer/Author

Types of Employers

Private & Non-profit Organizations

Advertising Agencies

Cultural Organizations

Newspapers

Archives

Educational Institutions

Political Organizations

Banks

Foundations

Professional Associations

Book / Magazine Publishing Companies

Historic Sites / Historical Societies

Public Interest Groups

Civic Organizations

Insurance Companies 

Public Relations Firms

Collection Agencies

Labor Unions

Radio/TV Companies

Community Arts Centers

Law Firms

Research Firms

Community Organizations

Libraries

 

Consulting Firms

Museums

 

Government Agencies

Department of Commerce

Federal/State Congressional Offices

Peace Corps/AmeriCorps

Department of Justice

General Accounting Office 

Smithsonian Institution

Department of State

National Archives & Records Admin.

U.S. Customs Service

Drug Enforcement Administration

National Endowment for the Humanities

U.S. Information Agency

FBI/CIA

National Park Service

 

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers-Camden History Graduates

ABC FAMILY, DISNEY – Sales Assistant

FOSTER WHEELER, INC. – Corporate Counsel

RAHWAY LUMBER CO. – President

AGC OF NEW JERSEY AND NJAPA – Executive Director

THE FRY GROUP – Executive Recruiter

RUTGERS BUSINESS SCHOOL – Ass’t. Dean of Graduate Admissions

ALPHARMA INC.- Commercial Counsel

GAB ROBINS NORTH AMERICA, INC. – Manager

RUTHERFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION – Superintendent

AMERICORPS NCCC – Corps Member

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY –  Sr. Dir., Foundation Relations

SAP AMERICA – Support Alliance Manager

BARRASSO CONSULTING – Paralegal

GILL ST. BERNARD’S SCHOOL – Director of College Guidance

SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP – Associate

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BC – CEO

HOGAN & HARTSON LLP – Attorney

STATE OF NEW JERSEY – Administrative Specialist

BOYS’ CLUB OF NEW YORK –  A.S.A. Director

HUNTINGTON LEARNING  – Managing Director

STATE OF NJ – UNION COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT – Probation Officer

BUSH, GOTTLIEB, SINGER, LOPEZ – Partner

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE – Supervisory Revenue Officer

STRAUB – Director, Network Development

CARTILE PATCHEN AND MURPHY LLP – Senior Associate

J P MORGAN CHASE  – Analyst

STREET SCHOOL OF AMERICA – Teacher

CENTER FOR NON-PROFIT CORPORATIONS – Technical Assistance Coordinator

KAILUA HIGH SCHOOL – Teacher

THE NEW SCHOOL – Assoc. Director of Admissions

CHARLES JONES LLC – Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter

LIBERTY MUTUAL  – Sales Representative

TRENTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT – Elementary Teacher of Bilingual/ESL

COMMERCE BANK – Project Manager

M. SHANKEN COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – Copy Chief

TRIDENT MEDIA GROUP – Literary Agent

CORNELL UNIV. COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY – Associate Professor

MELLON CONSULTING – Associate Principal

ULRICHSEN ROSEN & FREED – Associate

CUNY SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM – Admissions/Outreach Counselor /2005

MINTAX, INC. – Senior Tax Analyst

UNION COUNTY – Attorney

DEP’T HOMELAND SECURITY, INS – Asylum/Refugee Officer

MULTISTATE TAX COMMISSION – Counsel

UNITED STATES ARMY – Special Agent

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. – Vice President, Legal Affairs

NJ ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE – Deputy Attorney General

WASHINGTON POST – Reporter

DOWN SYNDROME, IRELAND – Fund Raiser

NOMURA SECURITIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. – VP/Manager of Employment

WEBMD, INC. – Legal Assistant

DUANE MORRIS LLP – Partner

OMNIFILE-HW WILSON CO. – Editor

WESTFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION – Principal

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CENTER – Executive Director

PASSAIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE – Sr. Asst. Prosecutor

WOODBRIDGE BOARD OF EDUCATION, WOODBRIDGE – Principal

FASHION INST. OF TECH., STATE U. OF N. Y. – Professor of Marketing

PINNACLE MORTGAGE, INC. – Licensed Mortgage Banker

 

Graduate Schools Attended

History Graduate Programs

Rutgers University-Camden

New York University,
University of Virginia
University of Maryland
Eastern Illinois University

Masters in Education

Rider University

Theology

Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Law School

Rutgers-Camden