Employment and Graduate Studies

Having mastered historical methods of research and thinking, History majors graduate well prepared for advanced study and teaching in history, and for the pursuit of many professions and fields of further study, including:

  • law
  • policymaking
  • public health
  • teaching
  • politics
  • diplomacy
  • business

The Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi works with students to help improve interpersonal skills, find internship and job opportunities, and prepare for graduate school.

Where Are They Now?

NYUAD history majors are employed and studying in countries around the world. This is just a small sample.


  • Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, Office of Strategic Affairs
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Tamkeen
  • Yale-NUS College
  • Yunnan Tea Culture Museum

Graduate Schools

  • Humboldt University
  • Cornell Law School
  • Charleston Culinary Academy
  • Freie Universitat
  • University of Chicago
  • University of New South Wales



I learned the importance of effective communication, time management, and professionalism, which are skills that have become invaluable in my current role.

Hayat Muhammed Seid, working as an outreach and recruitment specialist in Ethiopia

Doors Open with a NYUAD Degree 

Our alumni leave NYUAD with jobs and graduate schools lined up for them.

My Favorite Course in the History Major

Course Spotlight

This course explores different themes such as gender, sexuality, popular culture and the AIDS epidemics on the African continent.