If history has taught us anything, explains James Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association, it is that we need more history majors. In his May 2016 op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, Grossman uses recent employer data to demonstrate how the narrative that history majors are too-often unemployed or underpaid is simply not true. He also makes a compelling argument for why the skills taught in humanities disciplines, such as history, are essential for employers seeking future leaders: “historical thinking prepares one for leadership because history is about change — envisioning it, planning for it, making it last.” Stevenson’s Public History program helps students develop these leadership skills through extensive fieldwork, experiential learning, and internship opportunities at sites such as the Smithsonian Museum and Library of Congress. If you want to make a difference in the future, consider learning more about the past.