- Corinne Midlik ’13
- Hometown: Medina, Ohio
- Major: History
What sets Mount Union apart from other colleges and universities is the fact that you can participate in anything you want here. You can participate in athletics and performing arts, which is something that you can’t do at most schools. In fact, I was a member of the track team last year, which won an OAC championship, and then one week after the championship, I traveled to Italy to tour with the Concert Choir. That’s not something students can do at most colleges!
History Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students who choose to major in history at Mount Union have ample opportunities to get “real-world” experience outside of the classroom. By getting involved in extracurricular opportunities, you can strengthen your knowledge of political, economic and international histories, which is critical to career success.
Experiential learning opportunities will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work. These opportunities, which complement classroom learning, include:
- Field trips to historical and cultural sites including Gettysburg Battlefield
- Volunteer work at the Haines House Underground Project in Alliance
- Online journal editing of published student and faculty essays and reviews on history
- Annual student debate
- Films, lecturers and classroom speakers
- Study abroad experience
- Participation in regional and local conferences
- Independent research
- Research with faculty or student peers
- Research-based courses
Internships provide you the chance to go into the workforce and gain hands-on experience, which is critical to finding a job after graduation. Internships provide a significant learning experience outside the traditional academic environment and it can be tailored to align with your career goals. Mount Union students have pursued challenging internships at:
- Local county and state historical societies
History Club is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus.
Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society.