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Department of History
Hometown: Geneva, IL
Plans after graduation: Grad School
Favorite period in history: Early 19th Century
Favorite historical figure: Stephen Decatur
What do you like about being a GA: The administrative and teaching experience that it provides. It gives insight into what it is like to be a teacher.
What advice would you give to undergraduates: Read! Do the assignments that your teacher assigns and you will do well in college. Go the extra mile and learn more to make yourself more competitive in the future.
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Hometown: Kingston Springs, TN
Plans after graduation: Still working on that one
Favorite period in history: Victorian Britain
Favorite historical figure: Jane Austen
What do you like about being a GA: Learning about different areas of history
What advice would you give to undergraduates: Don’t be scared of your professors – if you’re here to work, they’re here to help you learn
Hometown: Harvard, IL, which is a small little farming community in Northern Illinois.
Plans after graduation: I hope to either be finishing law school or finishing up my work in a Doctoral program
Favorite period in history: Civil War era
Favorite historical figure: Abraham Lincoln
What do you like about being a GA: Being a GA has already opened my eyes to what a professor has to go through to prepare for a class and the course in general. In addition to this, I am gaining great mediation skills between the students and the professor.
What advice would you give to undergraduates: Take pride in the work you do. If you do not, no one else will.
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