UT Tyler

Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight

History

Aaron RamirezStudent Name: Aaron Ramirez

Program: History

Graduated: May 2016

Employer: The University of Texas at Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library – University Archives and Special Collections

Position: Archives Assistant

What attracted you to this field?

I’ve always been interested in the origins of things.  My dad was always reading Roman and Greek history when I was a kid.

Why did you choose to attend UT Tyler?

I wanted the same high-quality education and experience I received as an undergraduate.     

What do you like most about UT Tyler?

The people! The students, staff, and faculty at UT Tyler are special. Everyone is in it together, trying to help each other achieve educational and professional goals.

What are your career aspirations?

I’m working to become a professional archivist. The experience I’ve gained as a graduate assistant in the University Archives and Special Collections and as a full-time employee gives me a solid foundation in archives work. I just completed my first semester at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Information Science pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science with an archives concentration. I look forward to facilitating the creation of new scholarly work by creating access to our cultural memory found in archives.  

What's your work experience?

Before working as an archives assistant I worked as a waiter and as a property abstractor.

Do you have any advice to pass along to other students interested in this program?

Students interested in the program should meet with faculty in person. A short chat will reveal common interests and high levels of expertise.

Find out more about our History program.

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