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Archaeology Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2019

Students at an archaeological dig site.

Alexander Coin

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Maura Reilly

Majors: archaeology, political science, Spanish
Hometown: Southampton, Pennsylvania
Employer: Office of PA State Senator Art Haywood
Job title: lead intern

Job Responsibilities

Maintaining daily accountability of interns, ensuring all interns are properly trained on basic office functions, fielding project questions and acting as a liaison between the interns and program coordinator. I will also be helping to coordinate outreach events and other programs related to the internship.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

My courses have taught me how to think critically and how to multitask and meet deadlines. I have had the opportunity to pursue my academic interests with three majors. I have also had the opportunity to meet and work closely with a large and diverse group of students and faculty. In addition, the INP program has helped me reflect and think about my internship experiences in relation to my academic and career goals.

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

I plan to work for a couple of years before returning to graduate school. In the meantime, I'd like to take time to research and apply for graduate programs.

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

My study abroad experience in Málaga, Spain and my time as a part of the cross country and track & field team were defining moments of my time at Dickinson.

Internship Experience

  • Philadelphia Zoo: environmental education and animal behavior intern (Philadelphia, Pa.). Educating guests about zoo practices, conservation and animals. Conducting an independent research project about animal behavior.
  • Office of PA State Senator Art Haywood: intern (Philadelphia, Pa.). Conducting legislative research, drafting official correspondence and engaging in community outreach.
  • PKSOI: research intern (Carlisle, Pa.). Conducting independent research and delivering a formal briefing.

Paschalis Maggidis

Major: archaeology
Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: University of the Peloponnese, Greece
Field of study: cultural heritage management

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has taught me to be persistent, patient, methodical, tolerant to others, appreciative of differences, set short-term and long-term goals and follow through. Dickinson gave me the foundations of a college education, get valuable field training at home and abroad, and the opportunity to broaden my horizons through a semester program abroad.

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

Graduate studies in Greece!

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

Conducting archaeological fieldwork abroad.

Lucy Sowerby

Major: archaeology
Hometown: New Milford, Connecticut
Employer: Village Center for the Arts
Job title: summer camp counselor

Job Responsibilities

Teaching and assisting with the organization of an art-focused summer camp program run by the nonprofit community art center Village Center for the Arts. Responsibilities include reinforcing artistic techniques taught to children between the ages of 7 and 14 by the summer camp director, maintaining the general weekly camp schedule, contributing to the summer camp social media presence, supervising the camp attendees during lunchtime and general breaks, overseeing summer camp volunteers' contributions and task efficiency, and encouraging creativity and passion for art in children.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has provided me with several useful skills, mainly through the clubs/organizations I have been a part of during my time here. I have gained the ability to coordinate volunteers in a weekly schedule and to facilitate the planning of events in collaboration with several groups through my time running The Peddler. I have gained the ability to sort through the logistics of event planning and prepare for every eventuality through my involvement with the residential Community Boards during my freshman and sophomore years. My year as treasurer of the Archaeology Club taught me how to manage finances and how to write and defend a yearly budget, and my time studying abroad at Durham University, an opportunity I was able to take through a Dickinson partner program, taught me how to adjust to differing styles of education and to living in a different city than I had been used to.

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

I am looking forward to eventually continuing my studies in classical archaeology, and in the interim, hopefully finding employment in that or a related field. Mostly, I'm excited about the many possibilities the future holds—from here, who knows where I will go?

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

Studying abroad at Durham for my whole junior year was definitely a major highlight. On campus at Dickinson, however, I'd say that my time spent managing The Peddler, the campus coffee cart, was one of the things I consider the most defining about my time here. It was pretty cool (although sometimes stressful!) to be basically running a business alongside my studies, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'd also have to say that becoming more involved with the Department of Archaeology by becoming house manager of Human Cultures House (the special interest house dedicated to anthropology/archaeology) was great as well.

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 19, 2019