Meet Our Alumni
Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Innovation, LPL Financial
"One of the best parts of studying history is learning to synthesize and understand the often complex situations and contexts of key historical events; learning how to think about my business in the context of an extremely dynamic world has made me a better strategist."
Senior Consultant at Deloitte — Dallas, Tex.
"History taught me how to find/understand, analyze, and leverage the context of a situation/story to draw conclusions and make decisions."
Fire Fighter for Town of Cinero, Illinois
"My time at Duke didn't directly lead to my current occupation, but it shaped me as a person beyond measure."
Senior Business Analyst, Abercrombie & Fitch — New Albany, Ohio
"Choose a path within History that interests you and take away the major themes that are discussed."
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."
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."
COO for RegTechLab — Washington, DC
"(With a History major) you will have considerable skills that transfer well to any number of fields and you should be confident in their value."
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."
University of Houston Libraries — Houston, Texas
"A history degree opens a variety of doors..."
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."
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."
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."
"...the department taught me how to write very well and to think critically which I think is something I apply on a daily basis."
Senior Producer, CNN International — London, UK
"Ignore the people who say 'what in the world are you going to do with a history degree?'"
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..."
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."
Vice President, Evercore — New York, NY
"A Duke education is world class and you can’t easily make up for liberal arts education."
Founder & Managing Member, Lembas Capital – San Francisco, CA
Senior Manager, Corporate Development, General Motors — Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
"Studying history sharpened my ability to develop and convey a position based on principled analysis, supported by quantitative evidence."
Clinician Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine — Aurora, CO
"My History degree helped prepare me for the rigors of graduate school, especially the research required as a part of my graduate degree."