Beyond HWS

History graduates have chosen to work in politics, journalism, finance, international relations, education and business. Our graduates have gone on to work for the following companies, right after graduation:

Many History majors have gone on to graduate school in economics, history, political science, journalism or education, while others go one to earn an M.B.A. or a law degree.

Boston College
Cornell University
Heidelberg University
Northwestern University
Stanford University
University of California
University of California, Riverside University of Chicago Law School



Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97

Emmy-award winning 60 Minutes correspondent and HWS Trustee

Bill Whitaker '73, L.H.D. '97

"After receiving my degree in History from HWS, I went on to graduate school at Boston University and earned an M.A. in African American Studies. I also attended the Master of Journalism Program at the University od California, Berkeley. When I was based in Atlanta, I covered the Challenger Space Shutter explosion and the presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis. From there, I went to become CBS’ Tokyo correspondent and I covered stories like the Tiananmen Square massacre and military coup attempts in the Philippines. In 1992, I became a CBS correspondent in Los Angeles and in that time I have covered the Unabomber case, the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides, both O.J. Simpson trials and the Columbine school shootings. I have also served as CBS’ principal correspondent during the presidential campaign of George W. Bush."


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