University of Michigan Law School

Alumni Law Roundtable: From Law School to a Legal Career

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

Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota

Alumni Law Roundtable: From Bethel to Law School

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

Jefferson Memorial at dusk

What Can You Do With a History Major? Work in Washington, DC

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

Map of Bethel History alumni in grad school

Check Out a Map of Our Alumni in Grad School

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

Screen shot from our Past & Presence road trip to Duluth

Wednesday’s Webisode: Careers and Vocation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4spx3mt_7IM It's the last week of classes at Bethel University, which means that today's is the episode of Past & Presence for a while. But it's a good one: AnneMarie and Amy Poppinga talk about calling and career (and why they're not the same thing); we meet attorney Tony Barthel '99; and Chris Gehrz takes a road trip … Continue reading Wednesday’s Webisode: Careers and Vocation

Chris Gehrz at the Minnesota History Center

Wednesday’s Webisode: The Minnesota History Center

To this point we've been naming each installment of Past & Presence after the topics of our weekly faculty conversations, but this week the star of the show is the place we visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBAFdrYd8K0 Yes, we had the great privilege of getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. Thanks to our host … Continue reading Wednesday’s Webisode: The Minnesota History Center

At Scandia Chapel

Wednesday’s Webisode: Primary Sources

Episode 4 of Past & Presence, our department webisode, is now available! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHMGP8pIlpg This week's was an especially rich faculty conversation, as we talked with Diana Magnuson and AnneMarie Kooistra about the nature of historical evidence and research. Not only did we discuss primary sources and why they're fun to use in teaching, but we reflected on the experience of … Continue reading Wednesday’s Webisode: Primary Sources

Must See TV: Linking the Liberal Arts to Life after College

As reported here, earlier this fall faculty from our department joined colleagues in English, Philosophy, and Political Science in putting on an exciting event for Bethel's Homecoming. Entitled "Linking the Liberal Arts to Life after Bethel," it brought back alumni from those departments now working in a variety of fields (pastoral ministry, nonprofits, writing/publishing, law, … Continue reading Must See TV: Linking the Liberal Arts to Life after College

Brandon Raatikka

From AC 2nd to… Corporate Leadership

Something like 30% of our alumni work in the corporate sector, yet it can be challenging for our students to articulate why a company should hire someone with a History rather than Business degree. To help us understand better the path from the Bethel History Department to the business world, we interviewed Brandon Raatikka ('03), … Continue reading From AC 2nd to… Corporate Leadership

The Upper Midwest Law Fair

Current students and recent graduates: are you considering law school? Pre-registration is now open for the 3rd annual Upper Midwest Law Fair, hosted by Hamline University's School of Law on Saturday, October 20th, 11am - 1pm. In addition to Hamline, local law schools at the University of Minnesota, University of St. Thomas, and William Mitchell … Continue reading The Upper Midwest Law Fair