Nov. 16: Recent HAPS Alumni to Speak on Finding Work in the Field

By Christopher Sarachilli | November 12, 2015

Alumni from the Department of Historical and Political Studies (HAPS) will speak on their career experiences in fields ranging from the financial sector to the district attorney’s office to nonprofits and social welfare organizations. The panel discussion will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. in Brubaker Hall Room 201 on Monday, Nov. 16.

The alumni panel is an annual HAPS tradition. At the most recent panel in the spring, alumni shared examples of how they determined their career paths and shared strategies they felt helped them secure a career, such as networking, speaking with employers even when they weren’t hiring, and emphasizing strengths and employability.

Alumni panelists are:

  • Nicole Altmann ’11, History, Museum Technician for the National Park Service (Independence National Historic Park)
  • Mairead Comaskey ’10, International Studies, Culture and Inclusion Specialist at Vanguard
  • Amanda Graf ’14, History, Teacher at Urban Promise Academy
  • Hiroki Kato ’10, History, Senior Data Analyst at Prudential Insurance
  • Maggie Keenan ’14, International Studies, Programs Coordinator for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
  • Alisha Leu ’12, History, Assistant Director of Engagement and New Student Programs at Arcadia University
  • Dajah Park ’11, International Studies, Victim Advocate for Victim Witness Services of South Philadelphia
  • Gabby Thomas ’14, Global Legal Studies, Talent Development Coordinator for TeenSHARP Delaware/Americorps VISTA
  • Zack Wynkoop ’12, Political Science, Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

For more information on the panel, contact Dr. Peter Siskind at