WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO PC AND WHAT MADE YOU INTERESTED IN MAJORING IN HISTORY?
What really sealed the deal, as far as coming to PC was concerned, was the personalized attention shown to future Blue Hose through the Admissions Office and through faculty advisors. After submitting my application, I got a handwritten note from an English professor telling me how much he enjoyed reading my essay and how excited he was to have me on campus as part of the writing community. That kind of personalization is hard to find at the collegiate level and really made PC stand out as a place that I could feel at home. I have always been interested in history but had never considered majoring in it until I took the Modern World class with Dr. Nelson. From that moment on, I became hooked and I have not looked back!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN PC’S HISTORY DEPARTMENT?
Becoming a history major is the equivalent of finding your own perfect clique to eat lunch with at the cafeteria! The department is made up of the most fun, unique, and scholarly people around. I am challenged intellectually by both the professors of the department as well as my fellow majors, whose constant debating and fact-checking keeps me on my toes! I mean, what other department would host a Conspiracy Theory class?
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO STUDENTS CONSIDERING COMING TO PC AND MAJORING IN HISTORY?
DO IT! Don’t wait until your sophomore year to get involved in history classes! The professors in this department are the greatest people ever, and even if you do not major in history, you will not regret interacting with and taking classes from this department. I would also say if you have the chance to study abroad, TAKE IT! Studying abroad in England was the greatest opportunity of my life, and definitely helped to further my education outside of the PC classroom.