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History at Work: Curiosity and Improvisation

Greg Gregory, on curiosity

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Greg Gregory has wound his way through door-to-door sales, group insurance, specialty advertising, dry ice production and sales, commercial real estate, and industrial real estate development. He majored in journalism at UGA, but his circuitous and successful career also played on the very skills that history majors cultivate. At the Department of History's 2015 commencement, Gregory stressed that students who major in history are inherently curious about the world and about the perspectives and motivations of the people who live in it. "Curiosity is looking and searching for understanding about why things happen, what makes things work." It's this trait above all that Gregory credits for being receptive to many unexpected opportunities, and he urges history majors to sustain their own curiosity after college: "if you are curious, you will succeed."

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