Babcock Provides Q&A for ‘So What Can You Do With a History Major?’ Series
September 10, 2014
Caitlin Babcock, a graduate of the M.A. program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, was interviewed by “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” blogger John Fea, a professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, for a Q&A published on Aug. 28.
Babock’s Q&A served as part of a series titled “So What Can You Do With a History Major?” Discussing her job as the executive management assistant at the Nationalities Service Center, an organization that works with immigrants and refugees coming to the United States, Babcock offers the following advice:
Don’t be afraid of a non-linear career path! I think a lot of folks avoid majoring in history (or another branch of the humanities) because they think the career path is limited to teaching or law, for example. I’ve learned that one of the keys to success is studying what you love and fully engaging in it, and that’s when opportunities begin to present themselves.