It’s a paradox: as a history major at McDaniel, you’ll spend countless hours exploring and investigating things that happened long ago, but you’ll also be developing a skillset—an instinct for research and critical reading, a knack for writing precisely and persuasively, the good judgment required to summarize large volumes of information—that’s more coveted in today’s workplace than ever before.
U.S. Mint internship is priceless experience
Before Valerie Lamb ’18 reported to work for her summer internship, she knew little about the U.S. Mint or its Heritage Assets Program. The Miami native had never lived in Washington, D.C., nor learned to navigate its metro system. She was uncertain if she would like the work and nervous about managing life in the city. But Lamb, a Political Science & International Studies major with an Acting minor, recognized the valuable opportunity and seized it.
Senior’s research uncovers missing link in Native American nation’s history
Deep into a summer of research, senior Josh Irvin found the proverbial needle in a haystack — the one document, a letter written in 1805 by Revolutionary War general Jeremiah Slade, that detailed the deal that enabled the Tuscarora Indian nation to sell their reservation lands in North Carolina.