Undergraduate Success Stories
Carly Krum, BA 2001, MA 2002
Kaneb Graduate Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002. Graduate Student Union Award for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for 2001. Lifetime Achievement Award, South Bend's Center for the Homeless.
Currently employed by Sotheby's in New York.
One of the reasons I chose to attend the University of Notre Dame was its strength in international studies. I began in the fall of 1997 with every intention of spending my sophomore year in Angers, France. I had studied French since seventh grade, and had come to college with the intent of becoming a French and education major, hoping to one day become a French high school teacher.
While in Angers, however, I discovered a true love for art history. After visiting over twenty museums in eleven countries, I returned to Notre Dame, dropped my education major, and added an art history major instead. I found that the study of French culture really complemented my favorite movements in art, the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. I spent my junior and senior year working at the Snite Museum of Art, giving tours of French art to students in both French and English.
I decided to stay one more year and pursue my Masters in French literature in the fall of 2001. It was a wonderful opportunity to continue my studies in a short amount of time, and it also gave me the opportunity to teach. Being a TA was wonderful. I taught beginning French.
In 2002, I began to pursue my dream of working in the art world, studying and interning as part of the American Arts Course at Sotheby's in New York City. Afterwards, I hope to work with modern art, with an emphasis of French art, in the art community in New York.