Our History Majors and Phi Alpha Theta were a big hit at the Big Red Roadshow yesterday in Omaha. Our students talked with dozens and dozens of interested students and parents. Thank you to Phi Alpha Theta and all of the students who participated. Thank you to Ann Tschetter who organized our effort. Thank you to Ken Winkle and Vanessa Gorman for attending and talking with parents and students.
We made the nightly news in fact. If you'd like to see History Major Robb Nelson who made a very good young Hon. Abraham Lincoln, please see Fox News 42's coverage of the Road Show See more photos and video on our Facebook page University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History.
Deparment undergraduates, Graduates, Faculty and Staff visited Omaha to talk to prospective students about majoring in history. The Big Red Road Show, in it's 11th season, allows Omaha-area Nebraskans a chance to learn about the diversity of majors and potential careers available at the University. The over a dozen department members who attended emobodied a variety of fields, interests, and career paths to help inform prospective students and their families about the opportunities in history. Besides formal historical fields--academia and public historical work being the most notable--a history degree prepares students well for a wide variety of jobs in the public sector, from intelligence analysts to law enforcement. A facilty for writtern argumentation and critical analysis prepares students well for just about any career, and is valuable in life, generally.
Picture: Jessi Hare (Foreground) and Allysa Felt help answer prospective students and their families' questions.
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