Joe Makuc is an Ursinus grad who majored in History and minored in English. He is currently at studying at Temple University’s Public History MA program.
Q: How do you think the UC History department prepared you for your career as a Grad student?
Joe: It gave me a foundation in historical methods (HIST-200W) and practical experience in public history (HIST-212)
Q: How do you think you stack up with your peers?
I can research and communicate my findings on even footing with my professors and other students
Q: Is there anything that UC History did that helped you out? like, something specific, if any?
Learning how to engage with other peoples’ writing on a topic
Q: What’s something you miss about History at Ursinus?
Exploring how the past we study in the classroom relates to the world we live in
Q: Advice for people majoring in History who might be worried about post-grad life? if any
Talk to your professors and Career and Postgraduate Development about what you want to do—they can help you make plans