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- Meet the members of the Alumni Advisory Committee
- Sends us updates about yourself and classmates
- Network with fellow history alumni for career advice through our Career Connections page
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We miss and value all of our former students. Please stay in touch!
Featured Alumni: Peter Szabo
1985, BA in History and Political Science
Founder and Principal, Bloomingdale Management Advisors, LLC
Additional degrees, majors, training
MPPM, Yale School of Management, 1990
MA in International Relations, Yale University, 1990
"How did your history degree from U of R help you prepare for your profession?"My history degree prepared me in many fundamental ways for life and for my career. Among those that come immediately to mind are: a) ability to synthesize lots of information, to look for the essential story, and, with that, the important meanings – this is a crucial skill; b) ability to think critically and independently; c) ability to research, to not trust just the first bit of information you find, but to keep digging; d) a sense of “historiography,” which applied outside academia translates to, “Well, how have people thought about this issue over time, and how do people think about it now?”; e) multiculturalism – how people from different cultures, etc. may view things differently; f) outstanding writing skills.
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