Amelia Golcheski '14

Hometown: Lexington, Virginia

Current town: Charlottesville, Virginia

During her four years at Agnes Scott, Amelia studied in both Spain and Malta.  She completed a public history internship with Historic Stone Mountain, Georgia.  Yet, when it came time to choose her senior seminar topic, Amelia returned to her Appalachian roots and studied women’s work in coal mining and labor movements.

What are you doing now?

I'm living my childhood dream by working as a guide at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello! 

How did your experience in the History department at Agnes Scott help prepare you?

I took the course Practicing Public History my last semester and it really prepared me for a career in the museum world. In the course we talked about some of the buzzwords in the field and also had a mock job interview that was great practice for the real thing. After four years in the history department at Agnes Scott I felt ready to work in a museum! 

Any advice for future Scotties or future History Majors?

Take a variety of courses because you never know what might hit your interest. Do an internship! Internships have become the most valuable part of a recent graduate's resume so try and complete at least one. Finally, network with alumni-- you never know what cool places Scotties have connections with! After all, it's now what you know it's who you know (and what internships you've done).