College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Resources for Anthropology Students

Building your resume with specific skills and experience is essential to finding a job that will lead you to a career in Anthropology. By creating an internship that suits you and your interests specifically, you can maximize your opportunities to have a greater chance of long term career success and satisfaction. Below is a list of books and resources that can help you gain the skills to develop an internship within a specific discipline of Anthropology.

Career Information for Anthropology Majors

Blogs for Anthropologists

Books about Internships

    Books about Anthropology Careers

    • Career Advice for Anthropology Studentsby John T. Omohundro
    • Camenson, Blythe. 2004. Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors, VGM Career Horizons.
    • Gwynne, Margaret A. 2002. Anthropology Career Resources Handbook. Allyn and Bacon.
    • Nolan, Riall W. 2002. Anthropology in Practice: Building a Career Outside the Academy (Directions in Applied Anthropology, Lynne Riener.
    • Omohundro, John. 2000 Careers in Anthropology. McGraw-Hill.
    • Stephens, W. Richardt. 2001. Careers in Anthropology. Allyn and Bacon.
    • Briller, Sherylyn H. and Goldmacher, Amy . 2009. Designing an Anthropology Career, Professional Development Exercises. 
      Alta Mira Press.

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    There are opportunities for field work and library research in each of the four subfields of anthropology. Archaeological field school surveys are conducted alternate summers. The department engages in a series of funded projects, providing a wide diversity of research opportunities. Library holdings include resources for those pursuing cross-culture and culture-area research.

    Careers for graduates in anthropology lie in both the public and private sectors of the economy and are increasing. Opportunities may be found in teaching (public school, community college and college), federal and state agencies, social services, applied health settings, museums and international business.