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 You will learn about Departmental programs and University resources primarily through guest speakers, and you will explore career options through both individual assignments and a group project. You will leave the class with a written career plan, a resume, and a cover letter for a position of interest.


This course has been redesigned, and this website is still under construction. The course is now (beginning fall 2017) more career-focused, and has a completely new set of assignments.

Fall 2017 Syllabus

Submitting assignments to

You need a student account at before you can submit assignments for this course. If you have not used turnitin before, go to this page first for information about how to get yourself set up with turnitin. Let me know if you have any problems. See the syllabus for additional details.

When you upload an assignment, be sure to click submit, and make sure you get a digital receipt. If you have a problem, let me know.


Assignments and due dates

  1. personal plan #1: due Sept 6
  2. future career: due Oct 11
  3. resume: draft due Nov 15, final due Nov 22
  4. cover letter: due Nov 29
  5. personal plan #2: due Dec 6
  6. group presentations: Nov 29 and Dec 6
  7. individual report: due Dec 15

Guidance for Career Reports

Articles for class discussion on Oct 18 (more options to come)

General Resources

Career Resources

Career Advice from Professional Associations

Field Schools and International Opportunities

Here are some links to field schools and related opportunities. There are many other organizations that sponsor field research expeditions, not all of them reputable. Do your own due diligence.

News Articles about Anthropologists in the Workplace