So you want to go to Graduate School?

What can you do with a History Major? Tomorrow, the Department of History will explore graduate and law school by interviewing two distinguished history alumnae (class of 2011), Christine Kelly and Melissa Hogan.

After completing her history degree at Messiah, Christine Kelly finished an M.A. in History at George Washington University last May and is now a Ph.D. student in U.S. History at Fordham University in New York. Christine has published articles on “tweeting history” at the History News Network and on Pete Seeger in the proceedings (forthcoming) of the annual meeting of the Northeast Regional Popular / American Culture Association. She has held internships at the History News Network and the National History Center. In 2013, her thesis on Pete Seeger was selected as the best history thesis for an M.A. student at George Washington. Christine will talk about her experiences in graduate programs in history at GWU and Fordham.

Melissa Hogan is a third-year law at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, NJ. Since graduation, she has held internships at Rutgers Domestic Violence Clinic, Office of the Public Defender (Camden, NJ), and the Atlantic City Municipal Prosecutor’s Office. She is the lead editor of the Nuremberg section of Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion and recently published an article in that journal titled, “The Shadow Spreads: Impact of S.B. 1070 and Trends in Modern Immigration Law.” After graduating law school in August 2014, Melissa will start a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Judge Gary Wodlinger in Cumberland County Superior Court, Criminal Division. Melissa will speak about her experiences in law school at Rutgers.

Come out tomorrow to hear more.



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