Our students are a diverse group hailing from throughout Alabama, across the country, and around the world, who go on to pursue careers as teachers at the secondary and post-secondary levels, museum workers, historic preservationists, lawyers, journalists, and knowledge workers in a variety of other professions in which rigorous thinking, meticulous research skills, and good writing are in demand.


  • Acquisition
  • Preservation
  • Arrangement
  • Cataloguing/Categorizing
  • Exhibition/Installation
  • Authentication
  • Record Maintenance
  • Research
  • Education

  • Sales
  • Management
  • Office Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Development
  • Public Relations
  • Writing/Editing

  • Editing
  • Reporting
  • Circulation
  • Sales
  • Publishing
  • Electronic Media
  • Public Relations
  • News Programming

Primary, Secondary, and Higher Education:
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Information/Library Services
  • Research
  • Student Support Services
  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Advising
  • Development
  • Student Affairs
  • Alumni Affairs

  • Criminal Prosecution or Defense
  • Contractual
  • Corporate
  • Nonprofit or Public Interest
  • Government
  • Mediation

  • Politics
  • Foreign Service
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Planning/Management
  • Legislative, Executive, or Judicial Services
  • Program Administration
  • Community Affairs
  • Social Services
  • Law Enforcement

  • Administration
  • Management
  • Public Relations
  • Program Coordination
  • Fund Raising/Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Writing/Editing
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Education

What Are Our Graduates Doing Now?

Our graduates have followed many paths, from pursuing other degrees to teaching to grant writers. The following list provides a small sample of what our program graduates are doing now.
  • PhD candidates at the University of Houston, Florida State, American University, UCLA, Georgia State, and the University of Mississippi
  • Teachers at colleges, high schools, and community colleges
  • Publishers, writers, and editors
  • Archivists and librarians
  • Directors of historic sites (Sloss Furnaces, Rickwood Field)
  • Clergy
  • Military

Career Resources

There are many resources available to help you start or advance your career.

Hire A Blazer online portal. The University's Career Center is a great place to get started. The center provides information on employment opportunities, assists with job skill development including interviewing and resume writing, sponsors jobs fairs, and much more!

There are plenty of other websites that can help you with your career search. Start with one of these:

You can research your job prospects through the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook; revised every 2 years, it describes working conditions, training and education needed, and expected earnings and job prospects.