Anthropology Career Resources

Wondering where your major in anthropology might take you?

Our majors wind up in a lot of places, doing a lot of different jobs.  See our page on UMW anthropology graduates’ careers for narratives about what alumni doing now and how they ended up there.  If you would like to contact one of these alumni for further information, ask Dr James for contact information.

It should come as no surprise to an anthropology student that developing connections to potential employers is an important career strategy.  Those connections can be developed through part-time employment and internships, as well as through contact with UMW alumni.

The UMW Sociology program career resources page has several links to databases listing government, non-profit, and other jobs.

Below are links to additional sites with helpful ideas about the wide range of jobs for anthropology majors:

UMW Center for Career and Professional Development

American Anthropological Association

What Can I Do With This Major?

This is Anthropology

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Myplan.com