The History Lynk: Classroom to Career

A lifetime of critical inquiry and engagement with the world

The history curriculum at Mount Holyoke College empowers students with skills applicable to a wide variety of careers and internships, from public history and academia to business, public service, and the professions. The opportunity to use historical thinking begins well before graduation, however, with students connecting their campus work to College-supported internship opportunities available in the local area, across the country and even abroad. Students are also encouraged to consult the College’s Lynk website for more information on how to plan a summer internship. The stories of our alumnae demonstrate that the study of history offers far more than the beginning of a career path. An education in history sustains a lifetime of critical inquiry and engagement with the world, using knowledge of the past to understand better the challenges of the present and the needs of tomorrow.

Ruth A. Miller '97 PhD, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Boston
Ruth A. Miller '97: Twenty years ago, the History Department prepared me for an academic career, It’s difficult to overstate how grateful I am.
Carrie Kortegast '98
Carrie Kortegast '98: there’s so much you can do with a liberal arts degree, yet there’s so much to do with a liberal arts degree.
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