Department of History — Careers

Alumni from Colgate’s Department of History find their calling in a variety of industries. With their understanding of the past, they shape bright futures in business, academia, public service, and more. Where will your history degree take you?


Jack Schnettler ’15

Jack Schnettler ’15 is currently pursuing a master’s in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. In the years between graduating from Colgate as a double major in history and international relations and enrolling at Harvard, Schnettler worked at a number of policy-focused institutions, including the United States Senate.


Morgan Nevins ’10

Morgan Nevins ’10 is pursuing a dual master’s degree at Columbia University in Social Work and International Affairs, concentrating in Human Rights, and Humanitarian Policy, Conflict Resolution. Before entering graduate school, Morgan spent time in Mozambique as a community health volunteer with the Peace Corps and JHPIEGO, an international nonprofit organization focused on health care in developing nations.


Carrie Blackmore ’08

Carrie Blackmore ’08

Carrie Blackmore ’08 is the co-founder of Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room. After graduating from Colgate, Blackmore managed the gardens and taught garden-based educational programming at the North Country School in Lake Placid, N.Y. She returned to Hamilton in 2010 to found Madison County’s first brewery, combining her academic background and passion for the outdoors to create a sustainable, locally-sourced product for the region.

Recent alumni have been accepted to graduate programs at:

Albany Law School
American University, D.C.
Boston College
Brown University
Columbia University
Fordham University

George Washington School of Medicine
Georgetown University
Harvard University
McGill University
New York University

University of Pennsylvania
Pepperdine School of Law
Suffolk University Law
Tufts School of Medicine
University of Virginia

Jobs held by recent graduates:

Associate Director of Philanthropy
Nature Conservancy

Emma Willard School

Gagosian Gallery

Research Associate
Policy Studies Associates, Inc.

Deloitte LLP

Director of Education
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Head of Public Affairs
North and South America, Airbnb, Inc.

Editorial Assistant
Vanity Fair

Senior Publishers Representative
MacMillan Publishers

Assistant Director
The Historical Society of the Courts of New York

Content & Acquisitions Manager
American Public Television

Client Partner

Law Clerk
Colorado Supreme Court

Legislative Correspondent
U.S. Senate


Production Assistant
Digital Media Services, Sotheby's

Project Specialist
National Geographic Society

Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management