Your Major is Just The Beginning...

Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.

To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets(accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired> Resources).

Anthropology

Overview
First Destionation Data
Alumni Career Paths

Internships
What to Do with a Major in Anthropology
Anthropology Websites
Graduate School Information

Overview

The Anthropology Department offers students the opportunity to explore the diversity of human cultures across time and space, from humanistic, comparative, and scientific perspectives through the four core subfields: sociocultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, physical anthropology, and archaeology.

Students completing the BA in Anthropology pursue a variety of career paths and additional professional training. Anthropological skills are in demand in research, health, legal, and corporate organizations engaged in global activities and cross-cultural diversity.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable excel spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Anthropology alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an Anthropology major at Brandeis.

Anthropology Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills you cultivate as an Anthropology major at Brandeis.

2013 New Hampsire Medical Society Public Health Project Manager Public Health
 2013  Taurus Education  Education Consultant Education
2013  Sixth Street Community supported Agriculture  Associate Nonprofit Organization Management

2012

 Lower East Side Tenement Museum  Development Coordinator Education
2012  Department of Veterans Affairs  Palliative Care Social Work Fellow  Health Care
2011 Tufts Medical Center Research Assistant Research
2009  Achievement First  Literature Teacher Education
2007  Columbia University Middle East Research Center  Senior Communications and Outreach Officer Public Relations and Communications
2006  New York Presbyterian Hospital  Quality and Patient Safety Improvement (QPSI) Manager Health Care
2006 Matimop  Communications Coordinator and Project Manager for Industrial R&D Government Relations

Internships

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

Anthropology Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources

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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success and the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.

Skills and Abilities1

  • Project Planning
  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Interviewing/Surveying
  • Sampling, gathering and organizing data
  • Examining data and artifacts
  • Conducting field studies
  • Research design and data analysis
  • Summarizing results
  • Strong writing and speaking skills
  • Communication across cultures/languages
  • Recognizing cultural differences/similarities

Knowledge

  • Human behavior, motivation and psychology
  • Esthetics, cultural trends and history of ideas
  • Geographical principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses
  • Principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life
  • Media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods
  • Leadership and coordination of people and resources

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development


Sample of Possible Occupations

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Academic Advisor
Journalist
Advertiser
Community Development Officer
Anthropologist
Linguist
Museum Technician
Archaeologist
Paleontologist
Peace Corps Area Director
Loan Officer/Bank Officer
Bilingual Program Specialist
Marketing Researcher
Librarian
Media Planner
Contract Archaeologist
Coroner/Medical Examiner
Genetic Counselor
Loan Officer/Bank Officer
Museum Curator

Media Planner
Social Science Analyst
Industrial Psychologist
Cultural Resource Manager
Park Service Supervisor
Forensic Anthropologist
Multicultural Education Specialist
Museum Education Director
Cultural Artifact Specialist
Public Health Educator
Probation Officer
Family Services Counselor
Government Policy Analyst
Medical Anthropologist
Marketing Manager
Transplant Registry Manager



1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development