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Hometown: Swartz Creek, Michigan
Major/Minor/Institutes: Political Science major, Sociology minor, Ford concentration
Campus Organizations: Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Student Senate
Why I chose Ford: I chose Ford because of my interest in public policy and leadership, whether it is in the political world or if I can just use the skills I learn in real life.
Best part of being a Briton: Being able to hold key positions and roles on campus instead of being just another number at a public university.
Post-graduation plans: I want to have a position dealing with public policy or government relations in either the private or public sector.
Favorite movie about my future career: Does a TV series count? House of Cards
Current issue/topic that is important to me: I am becoming very interested in education policy, due to my interest in sociology and how human aspects factor into policy decisions.
Hometown: Midland, Michigan
Major/Minor/Institutes: Anthropology and International Studies major, Political Science minor, Ford concentration, member of Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Campus Organizations: Student Volunteer Bureau, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Albion College Dance Team, Delta Gamma sorority
Why I chose Ford: The Ford Institute is a great way to get involved in not only the campus community but the Albion community as well. My love for assisting others and making a change in the world I live in was a large factor in choosing Ford. I also enjoy the idea of public service in politics that can shape other people's lives for the better.
Best part of being a Briton: Feeling as though you are part of one huge family. In every aspect of college life here, you always feel as though someone is behind you, supporting you. I always feel like I can count on someone, and I feel like I am needed and wanted here; that is not something you find in every college.
Post-graduation plans: After I graduate, I would like to take a year off and work for the Department of State in foreign affairs or for the Peace Corps. After that I would like to go to graduate school to further my education in international cultural studies and politics.
Favorite movie about my future career: Argo
Current issue/topic that is important to me: Currently, I am interested in the Middle East (specifically the Arab-Israeli conflict). As of now, I am trying to find programs to study abroad in Jordan and learn Arabic.
The AAA is the major professional organization for anthropologists. The site has information on national conferences, careers, anthropology in the news, and recent publications.
The ASA is the major professional organization for sociologists. The site has reviews of departments, statements on issues such as immigration, welfare, and affirmative action, and career information.
The SfAA is the organization supporting applied anthropologists whether they work in academia, public service, or business.
You'll find a number of policy issues at this site with great overviews and fact files.
The American Museum of Natural History is another good place to look for anthropology internships.
The Smithsonian has internship opportunities and excellent access to resources.
Listing of Graduate Schools in Anthropology, search for programs by country, state, etc.
Listing of Graduate Schools in Sociology, search for programs by country, state, etc.