Letter for a 1st-year anthropology student

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The Department of Anthropology offers a new course - ANTHROP 3005: Careers with Anthropology - which helps students from all sub-fields of anthropology develop professional skills in preparation for life after graduation. Specifically, it focuses on the ways in which students can apply anthropological concepts, research methodologies, and analytical skills in a wide range of careers.

One of the homework assignments was to write a letter to a first-year anthropology student, in which students could either write a letter to their past self or a current first-year student with advice about preparing for careers with anthropology while in college. The assignment synthesized some of the lessons from the courses. The quotes above are excerpts from the letters and below is one of the letters to a first-year student.

 

Letter to a first-year student.