A degree in history
Students earning a degree in history graduate prepared to conduct independent research, think critically, and write clearly and persuasively. Historians make connections between seemingly disparate pieces of information, and then communicate the importance of their work to others, making them valuable resources to the intelligence community and other career areas that value data collection and analysis.
Alexandra Cervenak, historical interpreter at New England's Plimoth Plantation
Alexandra Cervenak graduated from Wayne State in 2007 with a double major in History and English. She has worked at Plimoth Plantation since 2010 as a historical interpreter and is now also a site supervisor and Foodways Specialist. Here, she shares her path to public history and her work interpreting history at Plimoth Plantation.