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School to Career

Did you know that a recent survey of more than 1000 employers revealed over 55% wanted students to have pursued a “broad-based education that helps them choose their best career paths” rather than a more narrowly-defined technical course of study?

Did you know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of jobs requiring at least a B.A. degree, regardless of major, will grow faster than the national average between 2010-2020?  And in some cases, the growth rate is expected to nearly double for those holding a Master’s Degree?

Did you know that a teacher shortage is looming in the near future, even in California, according to the state Department of Education, as student enrollments continue to grow while teacher supply has been dropping?

There are ways to avoid “Major Anxiety” – Use the General Education requirements and the History B.A. major to empower you to reach your goals!

Secondary Teacher

Diplomacy, Government, International Business

Legal Careers

Health Professions

Activism, Media, and Gender Studies

Museum Studies and Cultural Resources Management

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    Mon-Thur: 8-noon, 1-5
    Friday: 8-noon, 1-4

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 562-985-4431
    Office: FO2-106

    Mailing Address:
    1250 Bellflower Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

    Summer 2016 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
    Days/hour vary, please contact the department office

    Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202,

    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,

    Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,
    Tuesday, June 7: 3pm - 6pm
    Thursday, June 23: 9am - 12pm
    Thursday, June 30: 9am - 12pm
    Tuesday, August 9: 3-6pm
    Wednesday, August 10: 3-6pm

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.