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Category Archive

The following is a list of all entries from the Trials of majoring in Anthropology category.

Back Evil Beast–BACK!

I wrote this just to express my frustrations with school as the end of the semester draws closer. I believe that all writing holds a meaning and reveals a lesson. I believe the reader who would get the most from this would be a college student, or someone thinking about going to college. Picking a major is just one hurdle. The real hurdle is not letting the workload drown you.


You Say You’re Majoring in Anthropology?

A quick glance at the misconceptions concerning anthropologists: what they do, who they are, and the many areas that they work in.

Struggling With Becoming a Professional

When I signed up to take Professional Writing I had done so because I knew the class had great potential to improve my professional writing skills. I knew I would be working on my resumé and my cover letter. I knew it would be all about the business world. I went into the class happily thinking–great, a chance to make myself focus on my future career! However, I don’t think I actually realize just how big of an undertaking this class would be. It has opened my eyes to just how unprepared for the “real world” I am.

Anthropology Today: Ethnographic Market Research

Business companies are starting to re-envision how products are developed and marketed to the consumer. As stated by Stephen Jackson, in his article “Breakthrough market discoveries often hide out in latent forms”, companies have begun to see that: “customers have difficulty envisioning new technologies or being locked in habits and thought processes developed over time” (2009). The solution has come in the form of anthropologic studies