Build Your Resume or CV

Use this check sheet to get started!

Alright, so you’re ready to get some experiences in anthropology. So, then what is available? We’ve compiled a basic checklist to get you started. This list is by no means is exhaustive; there are only so many opportunities that we could only fit on a page!

This checklist covers the major areas of experience that will build your transferable skills and fill up a resume or curriculum vitae (CV). Need help formatting your resume? The only answer is YES. Check out these resources for formatting the document, translating your experiences into “non-anthro” language, and modifying your resume or CV for a particular application:

  1. Anthropology Resume Binder– located in the front office (SO 4042) of the Department. This binder provides tons of examples of edited resumes from faculty and prior KSU anthropology students so that you can see exactly how your experiences can be formatted.
  2. KSU’s Department of Career Building and Development– visit their website to find templates and guides for building a resume, cover letter, and job application specific to the skills you get in our college.
  3. Get that resume/CV edited!– reach out to an anthropology professor to have them edit your resume or CV, then, email Holly Sedys in Career Development to help you refine it for the specific job you have in mind.


Are you registered in Handshake yet? Handshake is a comprehensive site that allows you to search for jobs, internships, and a variety of experiences (including paid ones!). Jobs and internships are posted to Handshake by organizations and companies that are looking for KSU students. Check out the Pro Tips for using Handshake from the Department of Career Development.