“When I got a job in Special Collections my sophomore year I realized I really enjoyed working there and maybe it was something I wanted to do with the rest of my life. But I was unsure as to the opportunities that were out there and whether I wanted to work in a museum, library, or archive. I went to my dean and asked what classes I could take on the subject and his answer was there were none. But then the next year the Museum Studies program was created. My first class with Professor Scott was Curator in the Museum, and it was the best class I have ever taken at Bryn Mawr. It was so unlike anything else the school offered, we took amazing field trips to Museums, spoke to experts behind the scenes, and our class discussions were so vibrant and dynamic I'd think and talk about them for days afterwards. In the spring I took Museum Anthropology and again the class was spectacular and engaging, our trip behind the scenes to the American Museum of Natural History gave me new perspective on academia's place outside of the classroom. I also applied for and accepted an internship through the Museum Studies Program at the American Philosophical Society. My internship at the APS is giving me the opportunity to make actual decisions and contributions to an exhibit, and the experience is invaluable. Through the Museum Studies program I have found what I want to do with my life and been given the opportunity to pursue it.”