Studying History: That’s Old News

Solomon
Thirteenth century Italian statue of King Solomon. Photo taken during my recent visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of a Medieval History class assignment.

Hey, Gang!

So, I formally declared as a history major today, and since it’s been a while since my last post, I thought it might be a good time to follow up this one from last fall with a little snippet from the homepage of my school’s history department:

“For undergraduate history majors, career opportunities are many and varied. Becoming a history teacher has long been a goal, but there are also positions of interest in government, publishing, media, communications, and business. Medical, law, and other professional graduate schools favor history majors because of their broad background in liberal arts and skills in analyzing the past in relation to the present.”

I’m going to memorize that. It expresses in three sentences what it took me a 700-word blog post to say. It’s perfect.

And with that said, I’ll let you know what I want to do with my history degree – what I want to be when I grow up – as soon as I decide. But for now, it’s back to my homework.

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