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.

Student in front of giant head statues on Easter Island
Julia Godinez 17: Camping outside, I had the privilege of truly bonding and connecting with my students.
Photo of Sabrina Smith
Sabrina Smith ’17 seeks alumna advice, opportunities, and experience during her internship at the Mount Holyoke College Joseph Allen Skinner Museum.
Ally Laforge interning at the Old York Museums
Allyson Laforge '16: I am bringing back multiple skills to Mount Holyoke, including a deeper understanding of material culture and public history.