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A Passion for Preservation

Caroline Smith
History
Caroline Smith History Student

Having had a love of history since she was a child, it was no surprise when Caroline chose to pursue a degree in History at Stevenson.

Caroline Smith has jumped at every opportunity to delve into her major. She presented at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research during her sophomore year, and then spent her junior year completing research on a topic of her choice: a deeper look into the cults of the 1960’s and 70’s within America. After creating a mock-up exhibit, she was able to present her research at Stevenson’s annual Paul D. Lack Scholars’ showcase.

Now, Caroline is in the midst of completing an internship with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission at one of their historic sites, gaining over 240 hours of field experience working in visitor services and guiding tours.

In addition to specific skills she’s learned such as grant writing and facilitating the preservation of historic locations, she feels prepared for any job following graduation due to her program’s emphasis on transferable skills and learning how to interview and write a resume and cover letter.

“Stevenson has greatly assisted me in preparing for my career path through class periods focusing on developing the right skills for getting a job, and I have the ability to reach out to any of my professors for support following graduation.”

“Stevenson has greatly assisted me in preparing for my career path through class periods focusing on developing the right skills for getting a job, and I have the ability to reach out to any of my professors for support following graduation.”
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