Melissa Milich (Class of 2015)
Political Science Minor
I found my way to the Humanities Department in a different way than most students who decide to become an English major. After my excursion around the world participating in the program Semester at Sea, I was determined to pick a path that would support my academic and personal passions. As an English major I have learned the importance of language and communication and how they affect all aspects of life. With the help and support of the dedicated Humanities Department, I’ve become a stronger writer, orator, and critical thinker.
What I truly love about this major is you are never simply reading books and writing papers. Every topic and theme discussed in class can be related to our modern day society. It constantly leaves me evaluating my place in the world and how I can be a purposeful contributor. Being an English major has provided me with the opportunity to intern at United States Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office and at Habitat for Humanity, and I am currently in the process of applying to law school. This close-knit major has given me a stronger connection to my peers and professors from whom I am constantly learning.
The fundamental skills I have learned as an English major have supported my roles on campus as a Leadership Training Camp facilitator, Pre-Camp leader, and director of the Vagina Monologues. Throughout my career, I hope to use my skills as a passionate writer, orator, and thinker to make a difference for others.