I want to make the most out of the choices given to me in my future career.
July 31, 2011 10:03 PM Subscribe
I have a dream of becoming an anthropologist someday. The problem is I don't know what I should focus on.
posted by mind2body to Education (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a future undergraduate and budding anthropologist who needs some help...
I'm going to be graduating from university with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology in the fall. I don't have a very firm grasp on what I want to study since I have so many interests including the peoples of Polynesia, Asia, religion, medical, visual and applied anthropology. I may even find more interests in the future.
Obviously, the best advice right now would to not go to graduate school until I have a firm grasp on what I want to do. The thing is...HOW do you find a focus? I'm been researching and consulting the university career center with out much luck because I have been given MORE CHOICES!!
I want to make the best use of my choices. The biggest goal I have is to go abroad after I graduate. The various things I could do is work and teach abroad. I could also find an internship abroad but which one? I could also volunteer abroad. I could also study a second language. I am attempting to teach myself French but I don't even know how useful that will be. I am interested in teaching English aboard in Japan. How in the world does one get published? Can a recent graduate go to ethnography field school?
The goal is to get experience so that I could look good on a future application and as a benefit to my future career. How do I make the best appropriate decisions for my future? How do you find focus in such a broad field?