History Major Leads to Great Jobs in Business
History majors learn to solve problems by gathering sources, analyzing information, articulating arguments and solutions, and communicating those answers clearly and effectively. These are the skills needed to succeed in many careers, including in the corporate world.
Two of our recent majors have discovered this for themselves:
Malorie Eisenbrei '17
After graduating from Denison, I joined Ernst & Young—a Big Four accounting firm—in their business development division. I have been working on a research team to compile, condense, and present information about companies, government entities, and nonprofits with whom the firm does business. My experiences as a history major, in particular, the skills I learned completing independent research projects under the guidance of Dr. Proctor and Dr. Spierling, have been invaluable in my current position.
Webster Burton '17
After graduating from Denison in May 2017, I joined Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Chicago, IL. Currently, I have been in conduction valuation services for some of the largest banks such as Wells Fargo, JPMorgan, and PNC Bank. My daily schedule is constantly changing because I am valuing a variety of assets in different locations across the country. I have assisted in valuing multi-million dollar office buildings in downtown Chicago, manufactured housing communities in Florida, and hotels in California. I work approximately 60 hours a week and love what I do.
My history and economics double-majors have allowed me to succeed in my current role because I do a large deal of quantitative and qualitative analysis on a daily basis. Denison prepared me well for the work I am doing currently and what I hope to do in the future.