Careers and Testimonials
Whatever career you choose, knowing how to think historically will help. By taking History courses at UNC Charlotte, you will develop (1) critical, interpretive thinking skills through in-depth analysis of primary and secondary source materials, (2) the ability to identify different sources of historical knowledge, (3) close reading skills, (4) analytical writing skills, (5) and effective oral communication skills.
History is both a body of knowledge and a way of thinking about and seeing the world. To make sense of the past, you need to learn how to understand the strange and unfamiliar and how to empathize with people who once thought so differently than we do today. If you learn how to do these things, you begin to cultivate a crucial set of skills that not only help navigate the past, but the present as well.
Our students go into education, law, government, non-profits, banking, marketing, and sales among many other careers. Some of the places alumni have gone on to work include:
- United States Secret Service
- Wells Fargo
- Bank of America
- Levine Museum of the New South
- U.S. House of Representatives
- London Stock Exchange
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
- The Hartford
- Atrium Health
- Duke Energy
- Charlotte City Government
- International Law Firms