Most often, students interested in medical careers assume that they need to major in a science like biology or chemistry. While those are often good options — certainly the most popular ones — it's also possible to prepare for medical school by taking science and math prerequisites alongside a humanities major like History. Just ask … Continue reading One More Reminder That Humanities Can Prepare You for Medical School
"What can you do with a History major?" Over the past couple of years, we've tried to help students visualize an answer to that question by creating three maps of what our alumni have gone on to do: continuing education in graduate or professional schools; teaching placements; and a master map of alumni working in … Continue reading Help Us Update Our Alumni Maps
We'd like to interrupt our usual summer hiatus long enough to congratulate two former students — two siblings! — who have recently completed PhD's in their respective fields. • Katie Thostenson '05 earned her doctorate in classics from the University of Edinburgh for her examination of the historical context of the early Christian apologist Tertullian, … Continue reading Congratulations to the Doctors Thostenson!
Today we conclude our roundtable discussion with History alumni-turned-attorneys Wade Adamson '09, Gina Schulz '07, and Aaron Thom '08. In part one they recalled how they decided to study law. Today: applying to law school, and how Aaron, Gina, and Wade got where they are in their careers. What advice would you give students who … Continue reading Alumni Law Roundtable: From Law School to a Legal Career
In addition to spotlighting individual alumni who have taken various career paths, occasionally we like to host a kind of roundtable discussion with alumni from a single field. In the past we've talked to former students who have gone into graduate school in history and into middle/high school teaching. This week we're excited to hear … Continue reading Alumni Law Roundtable: From Bethel to Law School
When HIS205U History of China, Korea, and Japan meets for the first time tonight, its professor will be making a return to our department: Annie Berglund graduated summa cum laude from Bethel in 2013 with a double-major in History and Social Studies Education. After teaching middle school for two years, Annie moved to Seoul in 2016 to earn a … Continue reading Welcome Back to Bethel, Prof. Annie Berglund!
I'm in Washington this week to conduct research at the Library of Congress. But while I'm here, I thought I'd reconnect with a few of our alumni working in and around DC. The scene last night at an Italian bistro near Capitol Hill: Going clockwise from the bottom-left, allow me to introduce: Andy Burmeister '04, … Continue reading What Can You Do With a History Major? Work in Washington, DC
Today we wrap up our three-part alumni conversation on teaching in middle and high school. Thanks once more to our outstanding panelists: Micayla Moore '16, Kelly Van Wyk '15, Daniel Rimmereid '15, Zach Haskins '14, and Joe Held '13. Have you started work on a master's degree? How did you pick the school and program? … Continue reading Alumni Teaching Roundtable: Grad School and Final Advice
Among its many other benefits, a Bethel History major is terrific preparation for anyone likely to continue their education in a graduate or professional program. Our graduates are well prepared for the rigorous reading, research, critical thinking, and writing required in advanced levels of education. While a few of our alumni have continued further with … Continue reading Check Out a Map of Our Alumni in Grad School
This fall the Conference and Faith and History (CFH) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as it holds its biennial conference (Calvin College, Oct. 4-6). One of the oldest Christian academic societies in North America, CFH describes itself as "a community of scholars exploring the relationship between Christian faith and history" and primarily aspires "to … Continue reading History Teachers at the 2018 Conference on Faith and History