Emily Schmitz, 2016

2016 Major: Cultural Anthropology and French; minor in Environmental Science and Policy

Currently: National September 11 Memorial & Museum

How has being a Cultural Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"My Cultural Anthropology major provided an excellent foundation for some of the graduate classes I am currently taking as an M.A. candidate in NYU's Museum Studies program. It is also relevant to my professional goal of working in the anthropology department of a natural history museum after grad school."

What advice would you give students in Cultural Anthropology?

"Be creative when considering possible future careers because Cultural Anthropology can be very helpful and applicable to many fields outside of anthropology itself. Use your background as an anthropology major to highlight skills such as critical thinking and cultural awareness/sensitivity in interviews and applications."