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


Cover-letter assignment

Cover letters have been graded and filled with comments. Please check out the comments for advice about how to make even good letters better. Most of your letters could use improvement, even if you got a decent grade.

As mentioned in class, you may redo the letter, and I will average the two grades. You may do the same with your resume. I will add two optional assignments to the turnitin website for revisions.

I prepared this cover-letter template for your guidance.

Group Presentations on Careers for Anthropology Majors

Cultural Anthropology, spring 2018

Archaeology, spring 2018

Biological Anthropology, spring 2018

Extra-credit assignments

LinkedIn extra-credit assignment (worth 3-points). Look at the LinnkedIn website and links below, and meet with Carmen Gold (U of U Career Services) to develop a LinkedIn profile. Submit the profile on turnitin, and send me an email with cc to Carmen Gold describing the meeting and what you learned from it. If you already have a LinkedIn profile, meet with her to review it before submission. Both the profile and the email are required.

See also:
LinkedIn Advice for Students
7 steps to creating your LinkedIn profile

Talk to a prof extra-credit assignment (worth 2 points). 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.


Assignments and due dates

  1. personal plan: due March 12 (intermediate deadlines on syllabus)
  2. resume: due April 2
  3. cover letter: due April 16
  4. group presentations: April 16 and 23
  5. peer review: due April 27

Guidance for Career Reports

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