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History Opportunities

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  • Pitt-Greensburg Scholarships >>
  • The Clio Award, named for the Greek muse of history, is presented each year by the History faculty to one or two outstanding History graduates.
  • History majors have also been well represented among Pitt-Greensburg's Da Vinci Scholars.

Career/Internship Information

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Potential career paths for History majors:

  • • high school teaching
  • • work in the non profit sector
  • • work in research and marketing divisions of companies
  • • work in the government sector, both local, state and federal
  • • work in publishing
  • • work in public history sector

Internship opportunities (most of these opportunities are paid):

  • Digitization Project of West Overton Village & Museum archives
  • historical research opportunities at WOV
  • summer internships at Fort Ligonier, Bushy Run and Compass Inn Museums.

Explore the successful internship experiences completed by the following History students - and learn more about finding an internship!

Clubs/Honor Societies/Organizations

The History Club sponsors on- and off-campus programming. Past events have included historical movie nights, a visit to Bushy Run Battlefield, and a medieval trebuchet demonstration. Ask any of your History faculty for contact details of the current student leadership.

Graduate Studies

Potential graduate program paths include: Master’s and PhD degrees in public history, US History and other types of history. Some of our graduates have earned MA degrees in TESOL.

Study Abroad

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History & Identity of Spain (1 credit): is a course that takes students to Spain over spring break and explores what it means to be a "Spaniard" in different regions of Spain in various aspects.

Cuba & the Castros (3 credits): A three credit course that has a study abroad component over spring break where students travel to Habana, Cuba and take a week-long course at the University of Habana that includes excursions to other regions of Cuba. The course explores the history, politics, culture, and economics of Cuba since the 1959 Cuban Revolution to the present changes occurring in Cuba today.

NEW! The History of the US- Mexico Border (1-3 credits): This is a one-week course in which students travel to El Paso, TX over spring break to explore the history, economics, culture, politics, and present-day situation on the border. The course is taught in conjunction with HIST1525: History of Mexico.

Research Efforts/Opportunities