Jonathan Rudolph

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Research Analyst, State Legislature
When I first began attending the University of Arizona I was a tentative Business major with a minor in History.  Business was a subject that interested me but, History was my passion.  I spent most of my younger years reading everything I could on the Second World War and European history in general.  It was something I enjoyed and did in my spare time.  Due to concerns about what to do with a History degree after graduation, I originally majored in Business.  I thought it was a major that would be easier to get a return on investment on after finishing school.  But I found that being a Business major, at least for me anyways, was boring.  After sticking with Business for a few years, and some serious soul searching, I decided that I would get more out of my college experience if I were to switch my major to History and minor in Business.  I have to say it was one of the better decisions I have made in my life.  Yes, I was anxious about what would happen after I graduated but, that is a feeling everyone goes through when attending a university.  Ultimately, I followed my heart, passion, and gut. 

My last years at the University of Arizona were some of the best years of my life.  I eventually graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arizona in May of 2015 and I applied for the Legislative internship at the Arizona House of Representatives.  I was selected and was a research intern at the House on the Banking and Financial Services, and Insurance Committees for the 2016 legislative session.  In September of 2016 I was offered a position to return to the House as an Assistant Research Analyst.  The research, critical thinking, and writing skills that a History degree provided me with were the reason that I was chosen for the internship.  I have been very fortunate that it has blossomed into a career.  Research, critical thinking, and writing skills are highly valued and a History degree will provide all three.  I highly recommend a history degree to anyone who has a passion for it.  You never know where it may take you.       

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