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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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Find a bright future in history

What can you do with a history degree? You may be surprised by the career opportunities available to you with your history degree. The more obvious career paths of our graduates would include graduate school, law school, teaching and work at museums, archives and historic sites. What may surprise you is the number of our graduates working in management positions in the public and private business sectors. History students learn to conceptualize complex problems, read critically, write persuasively, manage and analyze information, and conduct independent research –skills which prepare them for a wide variety of administrative and entrepreneurial careers.

What are UWEC graduates doing with their history degrees?

  • Historical Society Education and Programming
  • Field Services/Local History Outreach Coordinator
  • State Records Archivist
  • Old World Wisconsin Interpretation and Experience Coordinator
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Travel Writer/Consulting Relations
  • Senior Manager
  • VP of Customer Engagement and Analytics
  • Director of Research and Principal Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Vice President of Sales
  • Lead Solutions Engineer
  • Dean of Student Support Services
  • State Public Assistance Officer
  • Web Development Project Coordinator
  • Assistant to Provost for Academic Program Review
  • Coordinator of Library Development
  • Human Resource Manager

Our graduates work for great organizations

Below are just a few of the organizations and businesses that have hired our graduates.

  • Dunn County Historical Society
  • Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • IBM
  • 3M


  • Microsoft
  • WebMD
  • Cintas
  • Hyatt Hotels Corp
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Salesforce

Blugold alumnus brings history of leadership to local museum

The Chippewa Valley Museum has a new communications and outreach specialist — a Blugold with a long record of civic leadership in the community. Jeremy Gragert, a 2005 history graduate, brings his leadership skills to benefit a Chippewa Valley treasure.

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Alumnus named curator of Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

Growing up in Black River Falls, Brent Hensel, like many Wisconsin kids, followed the Green Bay Packers. But while his peers may have dreamed about playing for the green and gold, Blugold alumnus Hensel had different aspirations.

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