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Things you can do after graduating with a degree in History

Oct 3, 2017 15:21 IST
Things you can do after graduating with a degree in History
Things you can do after graduating with a degree in History

With the outlook on humanities and arts subjects changing in recent years, more students are opting for it and planning to take it up right from the school days. For the longest time, arts was considered to be the stream for students who did not score very well in boards but now things have changed and both students and parents have started looking at it seriously. The supposed 'intelligent' students also go for these subjects, not only in class 11 and 12 but after that as well. Here, we discuss courses and career options to take up after graduating with one of the most famous humanities courses: History.

1. Journalism
Even though journalism does not require any specific course as background, History goes far in making things easy because it acquaints student with the events that happened in the past, which in turn helps them to understand present situations with ease. If you go for journalism in post graduation, you can choose between various media like print, digital and electronic and your area of specialization when you apply for a job.
Journalists are trusted with the job of gathering, creating, evaluating, and presenting news and information. Journalism can be distinguished from other forms of communication such as email, tweets, opinions, advertising, and propaganda by certain characteristics such as providing verified information so readers or viewers can make informed decisions. Journalist communicates and educates people about changing events and issues. Apart from everything else, a journalist strives to keep the public’s trust by providing information and news that is both accurate and valuable.

2. Museum Curator
A museum curator or a gallery curator manages collections of art and artifacts in a museum. The curators attend and take care of display of items such as artwork, collections, historical or scientific items. They also look after the acquisition of new works of art, usually with the aim of educating the public. They also in charge of providing information and design displays for the people visiting the museum. The role of curator may sometimes be similar to that of a manager, as it can also include public relations, fundraising, marketing, and educational programs. They also form relationships with stakeholders and community liaisons, prepare budgets, and manage gallery staff.

3. Art restorer

To be an art restorer, you require to have a bachelor's degree in a related field, such as art history, studio art, or archaeology. Former internships and work experience are beneficial for those entering the field because there are a very limited number of graduate and certificate programs available in art restoration. As the name suggests, art restoration involves careful reconstruction of damaged or deteriorated pieces of art so that they look closer to their original states. Restoration is also considered to be a part of conservation process so that is also a task trusted with the restorer. A training program in art conservation usually includes restoration techniques and a bachelor's degree in studio art, anthropology, art history or a similar discipline is necessary to begin this type of career.

4. Library and information science
Library and Information Science is a passion driven profession that is full of people who want to make a positive change in the world. These people are also believed to be happy about what they do. On the other hand, a librarians' job is to bridge the gaps that exist between people, information and technology. The work of librarians and information professionals mainly involves:
•    Design knowledge-organization systems and develop them
•    Develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in young students by creating reader’s advisory resources
•    Help scholars locate archival and other resources crucial to their thesis and research
•    Help in identifying sources of assistance in family and personal emergencies
•    Help doctors locate health information more quickly in urgent situations

History can be a very interesting subject for higher education if you have an inclination towards knowing how things started and unfolded through time. History hons. students get knowledge about features of ancient, medieval and contemporary India besides the social, economic, political and cultural aspects. The above mentioned career options are the best if you loved your course and want to stick to it afterwards as well.

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