Co-operative Education Option for B.A. Honours Anthropology
A co-operative education option is available to students registered in the B.A. Honours Anthropology program. Students in the B.A. Honours Anthropology program must successfully complete three work terms to obtain the co-op designation.
Please see the Co-operative Education section of the Undergraduate Calendar for more details, including admission and participation requirements.
Anthropology Student Co-op Testimonials
“Becoming a student in the Anthropology department at Carleton has opened so many doors in my academic career. Anthropology as a discipline trains its students to look at the world through a different lens, a holistic one that incorporates political science, indigenous studies, history, psychology and teaches us to constantly question everything. It has changed how I see the world; I have started to even turn my everyday life and experiences into anthropological sites that can be examined and understood in different ways. I can see over the course of my academic career how my writing, research and comprehension skills developed, and now they are hugely beneficial when applying them in a workplace setting.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunities my degree has presented, and one of the most important ones I took part of was to be a part of the co-operative student experience. This has allowed me to apply my academic knowledge in a workplace setting. When I chose Carleton university, it was because it offered this unique opportunity that has enhanced my experience tenfold. I had the chance to work in a government setting, at Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada as well as at Environment Canada, that allowed me to adapt my knowledge of the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada to help them achieve greater sovereignty through modern treaties and through the land claims process. I feel extra lucky because those positions had allowed me to travel to the communities of Indigenous people across Canada, and that would not have been possible without me going through the co-operative process.
Ultimately, my time at Carleton as an anthropology student and as one going through the co-op stream has enriched my experience, and I know it is helping me to lay the foundation as I apply for graduate studies and eventually enter the workforce. It is a valuable experience that I can take with me through the rest of my life.”