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Portrait of Michael Nicholson

Michael Nicholson '16

After graduating in May 2016, Mike began an internship this summer at the Senator Stephen M. Brewer Museum in Barre, Massachusetts. Michael explains how his studies have influenced his career path: "I chose this internship, because I felt it combined my two majors, history and political science, into one. My job at the museum is to archive all of the senator's material that he collected during his tenure in office. It has been interesting to me to see historical events that have happen in the state in the documents I was sorting.

"At UMass, I was a History and Political Science Dual Degree Student, in addition to working toward Departmental Honors in History, Departmental Honors in Political Science, Multidisciplinary Honors, and two undergraduate certificates in International Relations and Public Policy and Administration. I will be returning to UMass as a graduate student in the fall in the one-year Accelerated Master's of Public Policy Program at the UMass School of Public Policy.  I hope to either teach history or gain employment in a public sector job (either hired or elected). As an undergraduate student, I also participated in internships at the Office of Mayor Mark P. Hawke at the City of Gardner and State Representative Jonathan D. Zlotnik in the 2nd Worcester House District."