I am wrapping up my first year in graduate school at the University of Florida (UF). I hope some of my thoughts will assist you undergraduates who are wondering if an anthropology or archeology graduate program is for you. I received my BA in anthropology with a concentration in environmental sustainability, focusing on climate change, severe weather, and water systems. I’m currently pursuing my MA in anthropology with a certification in public archaeology and focusing on Cultural Resource Management (CRM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), rescue archaeology, and climate change. Going into this graduate program, I felt prepared for the work. I [...]
About Morgan SampsonMorgan Sampson is an MA student in anthropology and public archaeology at the University of Florida. She also holds a BA in anthropology with a concentration in environmental sustainability. She is currently working on several projects at UF and hopes to work in the field of CRM post-graduation. She has written or contributed to several tools for the ACRN, such as the LinkedIn tools and Navigating Graduate school tool. You can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
As Keith Kellersohn mentioned in a previous post, anthropologists and anthropology students should be on LinkedIn for several reasons, but how do you make an effective profile? Essentially, you market yourself. You and your achievements are the product, and you need to frame that in the best way possible. For LinkedIn, achieving the “all-star” profile rating is a good indicator of profile strength. Currently, LinkedIn requires 7 sections to be filled out completely to achieve all-star status, but there are a few more areas to consider as well, so here are some basics to make your LinkedIn profile look its [...]