From History Major to Management Consultant

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by

History alum Wyatt Wenzel

Following a post-graduation stint in Sweden as a tutor of English and semi-professional bandy player (Google it!), history major Wyatt Wenzel (Class of 2014) returned to Minnesota and embarked on a career with Minneapolis-based Traust Consulting.

What could possibly be the relevance of majoring in history to consulting in the private sector?

“A Gustavus History BA,” Wyatt answers, “helps arm you with the tool-set needed to communicate strategically and clearly – both in writing and speech – a skill essential in my role and really any professional setting. I am very grateful for how the Gustavus History professors and the department’s challenging curriculum prepared me for my career.”

Wyatt Wenzel (right) playing bandy

As to the role of the history major in Wyatt’s success as a bandy player, we can only speculate.


Greg Kaster
Professor of History


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