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American Studies Major Jobs 2018

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Zach Blumenstein

Major: American studies
Hometown: Chevy Chase, Maryland
Employer: Genesco Sports Enterprises (Rye, New York)
Job title: assistant manager, corporate consulting

Job Responsibilities

Manage the Pepsi account with the NBA.

Emily Hall

Major: American studies
Hometown: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Employer: Land Services USA Inc.
Job title: commercial title assistant

Job Responsibilities

I will be joining Land Services USA's headquartered commercial title insurance team in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As commercial title assistant, my main responsibilities include working alongside the underwriters to prepare title for multimillion-dollar transactions; conducting post-closing procedure for commercial clients; and carrying out business transactions and services with affiliated prominent, national title agencies.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

Rather than being trained in one discipline, my holistic undergraduate experience will allow me to enter the workforce with critical analysis and cultural skills to better serve my company, clients and co-workers.

Internship Experience

I interned for Land Services USA Inc. during the summer of 2017. My internship also was with the commercial title team and ultimately lead to my interest in title work and my job.

What are you most anticipating about your future?

By the end of 2019, I plan to be enrolled in law school with work experience from this law-related industry to aid in my pursuit of a J.D. degree. Although I am uncertain of a specific legal field at this moment, I would like my legal profession to include underwriting and/or litigation.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I have made lifelong friendships during my four years at Dickinson. I'm sure we will remember our fond memories during our time at Dickinson for many years to come.

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Caroline Smiegal

Major: American studies
Hometown: Clinton, New York
Employer: Bike & Build
Job title: Rider for NUS '18 (Northern U.S. Route)

Job responsibilities

This summer I will be joining Bike & Build and biking from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Bellingham, Washington, with a team of 30 riders. I am responsible for raising $5,000 and biking 500 miles prior to the start of my trip on June 13. During the trip I will be working on build sites throughout the northern U.S. with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, educating communities and raising awareness for the affordable housing problem in the United States.

How has Dickinson prepared you for your future?

Dickinson has offered me an interdisciplinary education, committed faculty, life-altering study abroad opportunities and a community of supportive and engaged students. Through these opportunities and connections, I have learned to think differently, step outside of my box and strive for success. I am confident that I will take these skills and experiences and incorporate them into my future work. More than anything, my major and my time at Dickinson has taught me the importance of civic engagement. I will be volunteering the summer after graduation to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing problem in the U.S., and I am confident that Dickinson will continue to inspire me to seek new challenges and opportunities in my future employment and volunteer work.

Internship experience

During the fall of my senior year, I interned with Donna Bickford at the Women's and Gender Resource Center and began work on a Women's Leadership Curriculum for Dickinson.

What are you most anticipating about your future?

I am excited to experience the various ways I can put my Dickinson education into practice. As an American studies major, my focus for the past four years has been studying American culture and history; however, I feel confident that Dickinson has prepared me to enter into almost any industry or company and be successful.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

My time abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, was one of my favorite semesters. I had the opportunity to explore new parts of the world, develop new interests and practice my Dickinson education in a new way. Returning from abroad was also a defining moment as I was welcomed back by students, faculty and staff in ways that I did not expect. I felt supported as I transitioned back to life and academics at Dickinson. From this experience, I can honestly say that Dickinson's community is close-knit, sustainable and resolute, and it persists regardless of location, time zone, graduation, etc.

Another defining part of my Dickinson experience has been being a member of Delta Nu sorority. Delta Nu not only provided me with a community of empowered and supportive women, but it also connected me with Delta Nu alumni and the founding members of our sorority. Serving on the executive board during my junior and senior years brought many challenges, but it also taught me invaluable leadership skills and connected me to our members in new ways. Delta Nu is an especially unique part of Dickinson's community, and without it I would not have the friendships, support and memories that I cherish today.

Lillian Karl

Major: American studies
Hometown: Richmond, California
Employer: Camp Woolman
Job title: teen leadership camp co-director



Published April 16, 2018