Ohio University

Analyze Conflict

Vietnam War Memorial

Senior Works with Historical Societies, Preserves Vietnam Oral Histories

"I'm interested in first-person narratives especially," says says Benjamin Rottersman '17. He notes that since he was a child, he has wanted to learn why particular events, such as wars and other international conflicts, have occurred.

"Skills that we practice in my majors are useful. I practice those skills every day, and I'm getting better at it," says Rottersman, who majored in History and Philosophy.

Rottersman completed an internship with the Southeast Ohio History Center during the Fall 2016 semester, along with volunteering at the Columbus Historical Society during Summer 2016.

Rottersman found that his dual majors in history and philosophy provided invaluable skills and preparation for his internship and volunteer experiences.

"My majors especially emphasize critical thinking, close analysis, and problem-solving. We learn how to organize information and how to make that information usable and meaningful for a general audience."