Campus Resources

Explore your options with those in the know

It’s important to think and plan ahead when contemplating your future career. Considering what you’d most like to do after completing your undergraduate degree involves thinking about how you enjoy spending your time.

Do you prefer the lab, the field, or the library? Are you driven to become the best teacher you can be? Do you have interests that augment your study in Anthropology that might help you create a hybrid career?

One way to explore your options is to make an appointment with the Anthropology undergraduate academic advisor Rebecca Butorac. You can touch base with her regularly as you advance through your university education.

If you are interested in discussing anthropology careers or graduate school, you might also want to contact Professor Daniel Suslak, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Anthropology.

The sooner you schedule a career advising appointment through the a Career Development Center advisor, the more time you’ll have to explore future career options and other post-graduate opportunities.

What can you do with an Anthropology major?

This Prezi presentation, called “What is Anthropology?” was made by students at University of South Florida in response respond to Gov. Rick Scott's assertion that “the state of Florida doesn't need any more anthropologists.”

View the Prezi presentation

Career Development Center

The Career Development also has classes to prepare students in searching for jobs and future careers.

Visit the Walter Center for Career Acheivement website

Find out what career communities are

Graduate School

Students considering graduate school should take a look at the Graduate School from the Career Development Center about whether to apply to grad school, the application process, and sources for graduate school funding. Also available are a list of grad school resources.

Students interested in funding for Anthropology and other science based fields may also consider the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program which provides three years of support for graduate study in certain fields.

Finally, here is a very useful document from an advisor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)—tips about what NOT to do when applying for graduate school.