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Careers & Outcomes

FINDING A CAREER AFTER YOU GRADUATE CAN SEEM LIKE A DAUNTING TASK. FORTUNATELY, WE HAVE RESOURCES TO HELP YOU.

You've found your passion, and now you're ready to turn that into a career. 

Our alumni can be found all of the world working in fields from arcaheology to public health. As you begin explore career paths, a good place to start is with the Career Center. They have many resources to help you find a summer job, internship, or a career, and they also have data on recent graduating classes to see what they have done. 

Once you graduate, you'll be faced with the important decision of how you want to begin your career. Generally you have four options: graduate school in anthropology, other education, starting a career, or taking a gap year.

No matter the path you choose, we have people and resources to guide you on your way.

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Career Center Information

Meet Patty Katzfey

Make an appointment for Career Advising support with Patty Katzfey, Assistant Director, Career Development. Patty is the contact person at the Career Center for EPS students. You can make an appointment or she hosts walk-in hours, Fridays 1-3 pm in DUC 103. You are also welcome to stop by the Career Center (DUC 110) at any time. You don't need to bring an agenda - Patty can advise students who are just starting to explore career options and can also help those with more specific goals in mind. So don't be shy!

Email Patty Katzfey

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink website

Internships

Anthropology majors can gain pre-professional experience by taking part in internships in businesses, cultural institutions, and agencies in the community. Internships are only offered as pass/fail and not for credit and do not count towards the electives. Examples of recent internship sites include public health organizations, museums, the St. Louis Zoo, and the St. Louis Police Crime Lab. Students are expected to find their own internships, but the internship must be approved by the Internship Coordinator (Kirsten Jacobsen). Internships in anthropology require a minimum of 8 hours of work per week and a final project agreed upon by the student and faculty sponsor. Before being registered for an internship, the student must turn in an internship agreement signed by the internship site supervisor and the faculty sponsor. Summer internships do not qualify for the Anthropology Department internship course. See the Career Center for summer internships. Start planning the semester before you want to begin your internship so you will have time to interview at prospective sites. Be aware of the time commitment required by an internship, and think about how it will fit your academic schedule.