History major Veronica Polyniak’s recent research project, Hitched and Ditched, examines 100-year-old divorce court records from 1918-1935.
Your Susquehanna education won’t stop at the classroom doors.
Internships, research and field trips help solidify your interest and the things you learn you learn in class. Student clubs and activities, events, seminars and study abroad programs are all essential to helping you see problems and create solutions.
Bond with students who share similar passions. Hear from experts with real-world experience in your field. Get to know faculty in a whole new light. Explore a new city or culture. Wherever you want your career to go, what you learn beyond our classrooms can help get you there.
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"I worked at the National Archives and Records Administration in preserving documents from the Civil War, World War II, the 80s, and Custom Reports from the 1900s.
"I would encourage everyone, no matter what year, to look for internships. There are always opportunities out there for all majors that allow you to get hands-on experience that is so valuable when you are looking for jobs. Plus, it is a great way for you to judge if this career path is what you want to do with your life. By working in the field, you get to see what you could potentially be doing every day."
Others Internships & Experiences
A semester spent in Italy inspired Tiffani Lopez ’18 to develop a new focus for her history studies back at Susquehanna.
A job with Susquehanna’s history department has given Christiana Gianetta ’18 the chance to delve into the rich history of central Pennsylvania and hone her research skills.
Local courthouse documents have provided a wealth of information on life in the early 1900s in central Pennsylvania—and have sparked an interest in historical research for Larry Herrold ’19.
Study abroad in Spain with Susquehanna’s unique Spanish Language and Culture Global Opportunities program.
Study abroad in the Czech Republic with Susquehanna University’s unique Global Opportunities program.
Study abroad in Villandraut, France with Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program.
Study abroad in Cyprus with Susquehanna’s A Table Divided unique Global Opportunities program.
Step Back in Time
Field trips bring history alive at Susquehanna. Whether it's the battlefields of Gettysburg or taking in a local football rivalry, history at Susquehanna is about getting out there and seeing it for yourself. Classes go on hikes, to museums, to coal mines and the Library of Congress.
- History Club
- French Club
- German Club
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Pre-law Society