One of my favorite annual events sponsored by the Messiah College History Department is “Career Night.” Each year we bring back two of our alums to talk to history majors and anyone else who wants to attend about how the study of history has offered a solid foundation to their career and vocational pursuits.
The format of the event is a public Q&A hosted by your truly. It is followed by questions from the audience.
This year our speakers are Justin Bollinger (’06) and Katie Garland (’12).
After a stellar career at Messiah College and Penn State-Dickinson Law School, Justin currently works as a lawyer with a central Pennsylvania firm. He was also one of the first students I ever taught as a new Messiah professor in 2002.
Katie Garland had an equally stellar career at Messiah and then went on to pursue an M.A. in Public History with a certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is currently loving her work as a fund development coordinator for the Girls Scouts of America.
The event is open to the public. If you are the parent of a high school student interested in studying history, a history teacher, a student at Messiah College considering a major or minor in history, or just someone in the area who wants to have their mind stimulated for an hour on a Tuesday afternoon, please join us.
The event will be held at 4:00pm in Boyer Hall, room 237. Light refreshments will be provided. See you there!