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American Studies Careers

The American studies and history majors provide students with flexible career options. While some students pursue graduate or professional studies, others seek work in many diverse fields. Following are some examples:  

  • Customer service representative, H.G. Riehn Agency
  • Eighth grade teacher
  • Reporter, Chicago Tribune
  • Intern/archivist, NIU Archives Depository
  • Director of adult services, Warrenville Public Library
  • Chicago police officer
  • CEO, ADP Mortgage Funding
  • History teacher, Willowbrook High School
  • Real estate associate, Coldwell Banker
  • Psychotherapist, Mercy Center for Health Care Services
  • Assistant editor, Woodhaven Lakes Newspapers
  • Grant administrator, AIDS Project of the Ozarks
  • Apostolic volunteer
  • Faculty member, theatre arts department, Mankato State University, MN
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation