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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • archivist
  • community program coordinator
  • cultural interpreter/consultant
  • cultural resource manager
  • demographer
  • documentary writer/producer
  • employment equity officer
  • ethnographer
  • event planner
  • genealogical researcher
  • human resources professional
  • immigration officer
  • international development program manager
  • journalist/reporter/critic
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • librarian/library technician
  • market research analyst
  • multiculturalism officer
  • museum administrator
  • preservation/restoration specialist
  • public administration/policy analyst
  • public relations coordinator
  • researcher
  • teacher/professor
  • tourism consultant
  • urban planner
  • volunteer coordinator

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • archives/libraries/museums
  • cultural resource organizations
  • government
  • historical societies
  • international businesses
  • international development agencies
  • market research firms
  • media organizations
  • non-profit organizations
  • parks/historical sites
  • planning and urban design
  • research firms
  • social services agencies

What Our Graduates are Saying

Learn what Anthropology alumni are doing now, and what they thought about the program:

Laurier Grads Are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • account coordinator
  • community service coordinator
  • marketing and sales associate
  • office manager
  • underwriting assistant

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Anthropology, Classical Studies, Industrial Relations, International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, Library and Museum Studies, Regional and Urban Planning.
  • College program: International Development, Social Service, Museum Management, Marketing and Advertising, Human Resources.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • community engagement coordinator
  • ethnographer
  • international travel consultant
  • junior underwriter
  • lawyer
  • museum curator
  • social worker
  • urban planner

Online Resources

  • Canadian Anthropology Society
  • Society For Applied Anthropology
  • The National Trust of Canada
  • Center for a Public Anthropology

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating entry-level candidates­. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate knowledge of literature, myth, politics, philosophies and laws of the first civilizations including Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and Mesopotamia.
  • Gain an understanding of how philosophy, culture, history and the context of a time influence present and future culture, society, community relationships and social/political development.
  • Understand and examine the historical/cultural roots of modern social institutions and other cultural phenomena and make recommendations for future planning and development.
  • Research and identify the basis and development of artistic and literary styles.
  • Acquire skills to assess the accuracy of historical information, culture and context, and provide direction and input on the development and use of historical reference and materials.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication Skills

  • Explain and communicate the development of key modern social and cultural changes and developments to others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Problem-Solving Skills

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.