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Maureen O'Rourke 2006 (M.A., World/Comparative)
Academic Coordinator, Department of History, NJIT

Q: What did you like about the program?
A: Absolutely super faculty.

Q: What was the greatest strength of the program?
A: The diversity of offerings.

Q: What aspect of your training in history shaped your professional experience?                    
A: My training in history assisted most in the coherence of my understanding of the subject.  However, I would like to mention a course: 510:619 Internship in Public History.  This course brought me into the New Jersey Historical Society where I stayed for six years, and had a tremendous influence upon me.

Q: What would you recommend about the program?  
A: The personalization brought about by the commitment of faculty and staff.

Q: Do you have any advice for current graduate students?    
A: Take a variety of courses—explore aspects of history that fall outside your usual path.  In this way you will discover new paths and make best use of the wonderfully varied faculty available to you.

Describe your experience in three (3) words or phrases:
"Depth, diversity and personal mentoring"