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Career Outcomes

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Catherine Denial

Bright Professor & Chair of History

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7382

cdenial@​knox.edu

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5 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student, Publishing, University of Denver, Marie Westbrook Kalowski ’21
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology, Jada Bishop ’20
  • Graduate Student, Heritage Studies & Public History, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Kylie Hoang ’20
  • Graduate Student, Modern British History, University of Oxford, Neil Benerji ’18
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Early American History, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Sarah Pawlicki ’17
  • Graduate Student, Public History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kenneth Bartelt ’17

Some work to preserve public history...

  • Museum Education Access Facilitator, Longmont Museum, Courtney Pletcher ’20
  • Catalog Intern, Boston Athenæum, Emilie Barrett ’20
  • Assistant Manager of Digital Services, Aurora Public Library, Elliot Witt ’16
  • Library Director, Waunakee Public Library, Erick Plumb ’02

Some explore careers in business and law...

  • Resident Program Officer, International Republican Institute, Ayla Mir ’18
  • Jr. Administrative Assistant, Aronberg Goldgehn, Marlene Chavez ’17
  • Program Coordinator, NAR REACH, Olivia Keneipp ’17
  • Senior Associate, Clausen Miller P.C., Charles Deutsch ’12
  • Commercial Banking Relationship Manager, St. Charles Bank & Trust, Michael Gilbert ’99

Some go into education...

  • Teachers Assistant, Perkins School for the Blind, Will Fitzgerald ’18
  • Elementary Teacher, Keller Elementary School, Selina Aviles ’17
  • Elementary Team Leader, Latin School of Chicago, Janyl Romero ’17
  • English Teacher, EPIK, Rita Mertens ’12
  • History, Government, & Social Studies Teacher, ROWVA, Chris Johnson ’04

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Head Coach, Schwaben AC, Nicholas Janulis ’20
  • Procedure Writer, Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc., Elizabeth Huerta ’20
  • Contact Representative, Social Security Administration, Olivia Lemke ’19
  • Recruiter, Aerotek, Shannon Caveny ’17
  • Civil Affairs Planner, U.S. Special Operations Command Central, Joseph Puntoriero ’13
  • Associate Pastor, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Jessica Gregory ’01

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$67,087

Estimated Salary of Alumni with History Degrees

Top Job Titles of History Alumni

  1. Attorney
  2. Librarian
  3. Teacher
  4. Business Owner
  5. President
  6. Administrative Assistant

39%

History Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Occupations of History Alumni

  1. Chief Executives
  2. Postsecondary Teachers
  3. Lawyers
  4. Personal Service Managers
  5. Financial Managers
  6. Librarians
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Printed on Friday, September 24, 2021