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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

From the University to Professional Careers

Bartlett Yancey (1785-1828)

Young men who wanted practical training as physicians, lawyers, and ministers would typically spend a year or two after college apprenticed to someone already working in these professions. Other students might pursue advanced study at a medical school or a theological seminary. The majority of university graduates stayed in North Carolina and became planters, politicians, or ministers.