Meet Our Alumni
NYC Department of Small Business Services — New York, New York
"My degree taught me to be flexible in my jobs and made me predisposed to searching for fresh ways of analysis."
Duke University School of Law — Durham, North Carolina
"The writing and researching skills that the history major teaches, not to mention the increasingly rare knowledge of the past, are timeless."
Vox Media — New York, New York
"As a history major focusing on the Americas, I learned how to think through abstract concepts, dissect a topic, and find relevance to the here and now."
"...the department taught me how to write very well and to think critically which I think is something I apply on a daily basis."
Oracle Corporation — Reston, Virginia
"(Duke History) helped me hone my research and writing skills which have been useful in my current position and will continue to provide value..."
University of South Carolina — Columbia, South Carolina
"Being a history student at Duke taught me how to be a process-oriented, research-driven critical thinker. "
University of Houston Libraries — Houston, Texas
"A history degree opens a variety of doors..."
City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor — Chicago, Illinois
"If we don't understand where we're coming from as a society, we are missing out on making a bigger impact tomorrow."
AVIA — Chicago, Illinois
"My history degree taught me how to take complex information from opposing viewpoints and distill it down to a clear and compelling story."
Kessinger Hunter Commercial Real Estate — Kansas City, Missouri
"(I learned the) importance of networking."
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens — Washington, D.C.
"My Duke History degree is the foundation of my career and I would not be where I am without it."
Student — Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
"The History department is incredibly diverse, so you should take advantage of it — above and beyond your concentration."
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) — Miami, Florida
"I think Economics and History were a great combination to learn both quantitative and qualitative skills while in undergrad."
Major League Baseball — New York, New York
"If you study and do what you love, work hard at it, and continually demonstrate your value...you'll be A-okay :)"
Three Span Oil & Gas, Inc. — Midland, Texas
"My history degree has served me extremely well, both in how I employ my liberal arts thinking ... and in developing my communication skills..."
Netflix — Los Angeles, California
"My biggest advice would be to take advantage of the breadth of topics history offers and take classes whose topic area interests you."
Diligent Corporation — New York, New York
"Studying History at Duke allowed me to hone many different skills including research, attention to detail, and learning to approach a viewpoint from different angles."
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University — Atlanta, Georgia
"I think as a History major you learn two very valuable skills — perspective and creative analysis."