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Alumni Survey

In Autumn 2018, we surveyed the alumni that graduated from our program to learn more about their professional careers and how they use their anthropological training in their jobs. We contacted 393 alumni and 127 of them completed the ten-minute survey, which is a 32% response rate. Here is a summary of the most important results.

  • Our alumni work in a wide range of sectors including: military, medical, law, business, government, retail, financial, education, information technology, and a few archaeologists. 
  • Their professions include: teachers, managers, engineers, technicians, researchers, law professionals, retail professionals, financial professionals, graphic designers.
  • Most of our alumni are pursuing non-academic careers. Only a few of the alumni were in graduate school (6); worked as archaeologists (6); in forensics or in biological anthropology positions (4).
  • The alumni in non-academic careers mentioned that they use the following (anthropological) skills in their professional life: cultural relativism, working with people, ethnography, research skills, holism, global perspective, communication and writing skills, and analytical and critical thinking.

Our alumni work as teachers, managers, engineers, technicians, researchers, law professionals, retail professionals, financial professionals, graphic designers, and graduate students in a wide range of different sectors. Here is list of the different positions that our alumni occupy.

Fiscal Associate

Office management


Software Engineer

Clinical Research Coordinator

Staff Assistant

Administrative Manager

Medical laboratory technician

General Manager

Customer service representative

Substitute teacher

Contract Specialist

Service Coordinator

eLearning Support Analyst

Lead Pharmacy Technician

Program Manager, Student-Athlete Development

Pharmacy Intern

Archaeology Cataloger

Academic Advisor

Clinical Social Worker

Senior Financial Service Analyst

Medical Lab Assistant

Communications Manager

Graphic Designer

Social Events Director

District Merchant

Associate professor

Intercultural Specialist for Women Student Initiatives

Project Manager

Store manager

IRB Protocol Analyst II

Office Manager and graphic designer

Clinical Social Worker

Staffing Manager

Senior technical support

GIS Technician

Senior Associate Attorney

Operations Manager

Customer Service

Officer, United State Navy


Project manager

Assistant Language Teacher

PhD Candidate/Graduate Assistant

Funeral director


Event Planning Manager

Regional internal consultant for life insurance

Products Researcher

Strategic Projects Coordinator

Development Coordinator (UOG) and adjunct professor (GCC)

Software consultant

Stay at home mom

Director strategic sourcing

Veterinary assistant

Cultural Resource Technician

Philanthropy Manager

Office Assistant

International Protocol Monitor and Data Manager


Team Leader

Elementary substitute


Credit Analyst

Epidemiologist, maternal and child health surveillance

Retail Sales Merchandiser


Registered nurse

Sr Medical Records Associate

2nd grade teacher

Production/Logistics Manager

8th grade science & ELA teacher

Software training specialist


Doctoral Candidate

Associate Director of Annual Giving, President's Club

Pharmacy manager

Web Content Specialist

Senior Application Designer

ESL Teacher

Faculty Assistant

Office Associate

Assistant Language Teacher


Public Service Associate

Clinical director


Store associate

Data Management


Major gifts officer


Public Defender for Whitehall Pilot Drug Court

Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement

Agent Administrator

Substitute teacher


Contracting Officer

Graduate Student Instructor

Research at Battelle and adjunct at OU


Professional Research Assistant

Housing Specialist

Certified Nurse Midwife

Older Adults Outreach Specialist

Admission Counselor

Graduate Assistant

Field Director/Crew Chief

Solutions Specialist



Account Coordinator

Asset Manager

Our alumni work in all sectors include military, medical, law, business, government, retail, financial, education, computer, and a few work as archaeologists. Here is a list of the different companies and organizations that are alumni are working for.

Sacred Heart of Mary Middle & High School

United States Air Force

University of Michigan

Battelle and Ohio University

Barno Law, LLC

University of Colorado Boulder

Bar Owner

Housing Options Made Easy



Syntero, Inc.

University of Virginia

University of Cincinnati

Gray & Pape

Everything But The House

Frantz Ward



Value Recovery Group

The Ohio State University

Source one

Safelite Auto Glass



Mount Carmel surgical hospital

Acre Farm to Table To Go

Professional Financial Services

Educational service center of central Ohio


Facility Source


The Ohio State University- Office of Distance Education and eLearning


The Ohio State University


Ohio History Connection

Columbus State Community College

The Center for Balanced Living

Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ohio State University


Edwards Communities


OSU Student Life Multicultural Center

Institute for Research and Learning in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology

Ace Hardware

Ohio State University

School Employee Retirees of Ohio

The Center for Balanced Living

Robert Half


City of Delaware

The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC

EF Education First

Nestle Quality Assurance Center

United States Government

Hillsborough County

Techline inc

Tagawa City Board of Education

University of Florida

Devol funeral home

US Air Force

Hyatt Hotels

Nationwide financial

Owens Corning

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

University of Guam Endowment Foundation, and Guam Community College

CDK Global

University of Hawaii


Crum equine veterinary service


The Prince's Trust



Honda of America

Kelly Education Services

St Mary of the assumption


US Bank

Centre de recherche Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CRCHUM)

Mississippi State University

Advantage Sales and Marketing

Farallon Consulting

Kaiser Permanente


Elementary school

Mootz Run LTD

Olmsted Falls City Schools

Innosoft Canada Inc.

Lake County Department of Job and Family Services

University of Pennsylvania

University of Portland

UNC healthcare system

National Wildlife Federation

Hitachi Vantara

Abrosis School of Brewing


Washington University St. Louis

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Tagawa city Board of Education

Deca Healthcare

Upper Arlington Public Library

Psychology clinic

Family HealthCare Network


Federal Government

US Senate

Otterbein University


City of Whitehall

College of William and Mary

Magic Cruises

Zanesville City Schools