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History Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2019

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Ian Norden

Majors: history, educational studies
Hometown: Dublin, California
Employer: JET Program (Japan)
Job Title: assistant language teacher

Job Responsibilities

Assist Japanese teachers of English in Japanese high school classes.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

The professors here at Dickinson have really helped me to find new opportunities and have supported me through my career at Dickinson.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am most anticipating meeting new people and helping students in an educational setting.

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

Participating in a summer Mosaic in Japan was one of the main highlights of my experience. Through that program, I was able to form a new passion for Japan and Japanese culture I would not have been able to otherwise.

Internship Experience

I worked at the Children's Creativity Museum in San Francisco. There I was an educational intern and aided in summer camp programs at the museum.

Isabella Silvis

Major: history
Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Field of study: library and information science
Employer: Dickinson College Archives (summer job)
Job title: archivist

Job Responsibilities

I will be working with the Dickinson Archives & Special Collections to digitize, transcribe and organize collections.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has prepared me for life after graduation through giving me a well-rounded education. I have developed many skills through the liberal arts college curriculum.

Internship Experience

I interned at the Army Heritage and Education Center, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, working with Karl Warner III, their public service coordinator. I worked with him in developing and seeing through with events, such as Army Heritage Day, developing lesson plans and interviewing veterans.

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Rebecca Stout

Majors: English, history
Hometown: Dallas, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Columbia University
Field of study: American studies

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

The opportunities Dickinson has provided have undoubtedly changed my view on the world around me and my ability to make a difference. Dickinson has made me a much more confident, knowledgeable and understanding person. Dickinson has challenged me and taught me how to face those challenges.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am most excited about continuing my research at Columbia in the fall!

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

Working on my honors thesis for history and being involved in archival research through the House Divided Project have been some of my most defining moments at Dickinson. Not only did I find a great adviser through these opportunities, but I also made close friends and began working on the research that I plan to continue in graduate school.

Internship Experience

  • REACH! (September 2016 - present, Carlisle)
  • College community relations intern (September 2017 - May 2018, Carlisle)
  • House Divided (June 2018 - August 2018 and February 2019 - present, Carlisle)

Liam Donahue

Major: history
Hometown: Weston, Massachusetts
Employer: Land’s Sake Inc.
Job title: field crew

Internship Experience

Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle

Alexia Orengo Green

Majors: archaeology, history
Hometown: Coamo, Puerto Rico
Graduate School: New York University
Field of study: public history and archives

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has given me the essential tools that I need to achieve my future goals. It has taught me how to do proper historical research, how to interpret evidence having a critical eye and how to have a global view and mindset.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

To continue studying what I love.

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

One of my most defining moments at Dickinson has been going to the Latina Discussion Group. This group made me feel that I had a voice in this campus and that I wasn't alone.

Internship Experience

I interned in the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore as their historical and preservation intern. At the museum, I worked with archaeological artifacts, helped set up the Houdini exhibit and created a new catalog for the historical documents of the Lloyd Street Synagogue.

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Published April 5, 2019