Anthro 3001: Anthropology as a Major and a Career

This course is designed to help you transition from student to career. The best way to do that is to start now to identify career opportunities of interest, so that you have time to obtain the skills and experience that will help you achieve your goals. This course will


Grades: Cover letters are graded, and extra credit and other special cases will be graded by this weekend. Check on Monday and let me know if you are missing an assignment or a grade. If you want comments and didn't ask, just send me an email.

Peer Reviews: Remember to submit your peer review to turnitin, following the peer review guidelines .


Assignments and due dates

  1. personal plan: due Oct 22 (intermediate deadlines on syllabus)
  2. resume: due Nov 19
  3. cover letter: due Nov 26
  4. group presentations: Nov 26 and Dec 3
  5. peer review: due Dec 10

Guidance for Career Reports

Optional Extra-credit assignments

Talk to a prof extra-credit assignment (worth 2 points, due Nov 19). Follow directions here. This will be especially useful if you haven't had much substantive interaction with anthropology professors. If you have, consider talking to a prof you don't know as well.

LinkedIn extra-credit assignment (worth 3-points, due Dec 3). Look at the LinnkedIn website and links below, and meet with Carmen Gold or other staff at U of U Career Services to develop a LinkedIn profile. I cannot comment on it via turnitin unless it is submitted as a regular document, so just create the content and general formatting and submit to turnitin as a pdf or Word document. Posting it to LinkedIn is optional. Consultation with the Career Center is mandatory, so send me an email with cc to Carmen Gold (or other advisor) describing the meeting, so that they can confirm it. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, meet with them to review it for improvements before submission. Both the profile and the email are required. See also:

LinkedIn Advice for Students
7 steps to creating your LinkedIn profile

General Resources

Career Resources

1. Field Schools and International Opportunities

  • U. of U. Department of Anthropology fieldschools
  • Other University of Utah international opportunities
  • Other archaeology opportunities, including prehistoric, classical and historical archaeology.
  • Primatology opportunities (national and international)

    2. Career Advice and Opportunities from Professional Associations

    3. News Articles about Anthropologists in the Workplace