Well, if you get into Mary Washington you'll be in Fredericksburg, VA. I would suggest that if you are accepted you immediately contact the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Nat'l Military Park and ask them what kind of intern programs they may offer in preservation and/or interpretation for undergrads. An internship with the NPS will give you practical hands-on knowledge and will look good on a resume once you graduate and start looking for that illusive thing called work.
History has been a passion all my life and I would love to spend my adult life involved in educating others and preserving the history that I love- as you may have guessed, my dream job would focus on the Civil War.
Museum currator. NPS historical/culteral interpreter. Teacher. Even a handyman. I got a 72-year old outhouse in my backyard that needs some serious preservation work done to it. I'd pay you to put a new roof on it as long as can quote long passages from Moby-D1ck while driving those nails.
What sort of job opportunities would be available with this degree (probably with a double major in English)?
Last edited by Che; 01-21-2008 at 08:58 AM.
- Ernesto Serna
"...I'm struck by the contradiction at the core of Civil War reenacting. On the surface it's a hyper-macho hobby, focused on guns and battle. But the longer I hang out with hardcores ... the more they remind me of supermodels, chatting endlessly about their jackets and shoes and hair and how many pounds they've lost since the last event." - Tony Horwitz