Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying history.

Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
The Mills chapter of this national society draws together an engaged community of students interested in history. Among other activities, members have presented papers at Phi Alpha Theta conferences under the guidance of the group’s faculty advisor.

Teaching Assistant Program
Talented history students serve as teaching assistants, helping others with their course assignments. This program promotes an atmosphere of cooperative collegiality and helps prepare students to work as teaching assistants at the graduate level.

Senior Thesis

History majors complete a senior thesis based on independent research that is often multidisciplinary in nature. Recent thesis projects have explored the following topics drawn from the 16th through the 21st centuries:

  • First-generation students and cultural capital in universities
  • The social and political impact of French chef Marie-Antoine Carême
  • Fairies in the dramatic Scottish witch trials
What Can I Do with a History Degree from Mills?

History majors graduate with valuable research, critical analysis, and oral and written communication skills. Recent graduates have used their Mills education to succeed in such positions as:

Chief of Staff
Office of California Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Digital Product Manager

Preservation Manager
Historic New England

Curator of Education and Public Programs
National Steinbeck Center

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

Assistant Professor of History
California State University, Channel Islands

Assignment Editor/Producer
Fox News Radio

History Associates

Archives Technician
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Digital Heritage Project Coordinator
Western Carolina University