A Q&A with History Alum, Megan Brown
What is your current job?
Exhibition Lead of Young Guest Experiences at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ
How did you find this position?
ASTC (Association of Science -Technology Centers) and Idealist. Additionally, I checked local museums websites regularly when applying for jobs.
What was your major/s and minor/s at Flagler?
My major was history and my minors were public history, anthrophony, and Latin American studies.
Did you go to graduate school? If so, what did you study?
I did go to graduate school! I attended University of the Arts in Philadelphia and I majored in Museum Studies with a concentration in informal education
Which classes do you think most helped you decide your career and/or help you attain your career goals?
I think all of my classes were beneficial to helping me attain my current career goals! However, I think the most important thing I did in undergrad and grad school was intern at local museums in many different departments to get a feel for my passion and interests. Plus internships give you ample experience so when you graduate you have career experience that will help you succeed in finding a job. All of that experience will benefit you no matter where you work.
What was the single most important thing you did as an undergrad to prepare you for your current position/career?
I believe interning was really critical because it gave me the chance in undergrad to decide what I wanted to do before I went off to a graduate program for something so specific. It reassured me of my choices and gave me even more drive to go to graduate school.
Where would you like to go from here?
I would love to continue to work for museums, specifically science and anthropology museums. I would like to be the head of an education department when I gain enough experience. I feel incredibly passionate about informal education and offering guests and students the opportunity to learn in an informal setting and providing access to museums for all.