Student Profiles

Discover how anthropology can help you achieve your goals

University of Toronto Mississauga undergraduate students share how anthropology is helping them achieve their goals. If you're a student who would like to share your profile, please send an email from your utoronto account to


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Career goal: health research

"I love that we can use anthropological research to better understand global health and utilize it to inform policy. Further, we can understand topics that are so relevant today."

Anthropology Science Specialist student with a focus in anthropology of health and archaeology

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Career goal: teaching

"You need a whole variety of courses to become a primary school teacher, and anthropology has definitely prepared me for that."

Anthropology Science and Psychology double major student

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Career goal: cultural resource management, research

"Cultural resource management can span anywhere from working in working for construction companies to do commercial archaeology..."

Anthropology Science Specialist student with a focus in archaeology

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Career goal: technology company

"I needed an environment in which I could physically interact with the information and apply my scientific knowledge to real situations."

Interview with: Aleesha Singh, Anthropology student, recipient of Dean’s Excellence Award for Research and Experiential Learning, and selected as Forbes Under 30 Scholar

View interview in Young Anthropology



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Career goal: cultural resource management

"I have considered being part of cultural resource management, interacting with different communities, especially the Indigenous communities, and learning to respectfully work with them by honouring their heritage and Canada’s history."

Interview with: Arumitha Sasiharan, Anthropology major and recipient of the Zeynab Asadi Lari Healthy Campus Award

View interview in Young Anthropology