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

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student in History, University of Minnesota. Sarah Pawlicki, '17. Twin Cities, Minnesota.
  • Ph.D. Graduate Student in History, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Emily Lobenstein '15. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Master of Divinity Graduate Student, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Masters of Social Work Graduate Student, Loyola University. Gloria Feliciano Feltman '10

Some work to preserve public history...

  • Young Adult Librarian, Northbrook Public Library. Bridget Golembiewski '15.
  • Regional Coordinator of Illinois History Day, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library. Kate Suits '15. Springfield, Illinois.
  • Library Page, Madison Public Library. Tyler Oakey '14. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Digital Collections Specialist, Adler Planetarium. Jessica Brode '13.
  • Librarian, Kankakee Public Library. Marta Gulyash '13. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Director, Nelson Pioneer Farm Museum. Margaret Spiegel '10.

Some explore careers in business and law...

  • Product Manager, Global Debit & ATM, PULSE. Ai Miller '16.
  • Attorney, James Kelly Law Firm. Alex Davis '11. Peoria, Illinois.
  • Global Business Manager Corporates, HSBC Global Banking and Markets. Catherine Dodman '11.
  • Manager, Professional Services Operations, Curriculum Associates. Kevin Morris '11.
  • Director of Advocacy & Senior Attorney, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. Ashley Olson '08. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Founding Partner, Former President and CEO of Gillette Corporation, Centerview Partners. James Kilts '70. Rye, New York.

Some go into education...

  • Teacher, St Luke's Elementary School. Ellen Lipo '16. River Forest, Illinois.
  • Teen Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Sienna Cittadino '13. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Commission. Kathryn Frank '12. Rio Grande, Argentina.
  • Dean of Students, DeKalb High School. Maurice McDavid '10. DeKalb, Illinois.
  • Careers Pathway Specialist, John Muir Charter Schools. Erika Barrish '06

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Research Specialist, The Washington Papers. Elisa Shields '14. Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Battalion Logistics Officer, USSOCOM. Joseph Puntoriero '13.
  • Specialist, Public Relations & Communications, UTC Aerospace Systems. Tim Schmeling '11.
  • Contributing Editor, Worth Group, LLC. Benjamin Reeves '11.
  • Development Manager, Jewish Community Center, Washington D.C.. Erin Dreyfuss '10.

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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


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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