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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Alumni Testimonials

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"As an attorney, I use the research, reading and writing skills I developed during the pursuit of my history degree on a daily basis."

Drew Kuettel
Associate Attorney, Stinson Leonard Street LLP



"In an age where more information is available more quickly to more people than ever before, we must have the critical thinking skills to sort the bogus from the believable. This is what history majors get, and it's something that is highly sought after in all kinds of employment."

Joe Schiller
Graduate Student, Texas Christian University



"The success of my company is dependent on our ability to analyze and understand how our products helped patients in the past and then determine what improvements need to be made to better their lives in the future. The analytical, research and communication skills I learned while earning my history degree were essential in preparing me to support my colleagues with finding this information and making business critical decisions that will ultimately help improve our patients' lives."

Megan Turok
Technical Information Specialist, Medtronic PLC



"I would encourage anyone to get a history degree or minor because we live in a global world.  Students today are needing to develop more complimentary skills to compete in the global economy. Innovation is what the market is looking for and in my current career I am challenging the next generation of students to think about that change."

Don Thomas II
Academic Advisor / Program Coordinator / Instructor, University of Montana



"Small class sizes in upper level history courses enable students to develop great relationships with their professors. Professors become mentors and help guide students through the academic challenges that a history major presents. Conquering these challenges will prepare students for real-world problems. Graduating as a history major at Minnesota State Mankato demonstrates to employers or graduate schools that you are ready to take on complex problems that require well thought out solutions."

Austin Lee
Law Student, Stanford Law School



As a history major I developed skills in critical thinking, argument analysis, respectful disagreement, understanding the beliefs and opinions of others, weighing claims against evidence, research to learn and to prove as well as the ability to write. A big benefit is the History classes at Mankato were taught by professors in sizes benefiting discussion and personalized learning.

Matthew M. Collie
IT Team Lead, CoreLink Administrative Solutions