Career prospects

The Alumnitool on LinkedIn can help you gain insight into possible careers after you finish your degree. It can also help you get in contact with an alumnus or alumna of your degree programme or other programmes. Nearly all graduates have a LinkedIn profile and can answer questions about your future career. They’re often more than happy to share their experiences with you. The video belows explains how the alumnitool works, and how you can use search criteria to find career information that is relevant to you. 

Would you like to know more about how you can use LinkedIn to expand your network and put the new information into practice straight away? Take the LinkedIn workshop from Career Services. The workshop Exploring the job market & networking is also useful if you'd like to improve your networking skills, using LinkedIn and other ways. 

More information

More information about the career prospects of Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship is available on our Master's website.

Claiming and contesting sovereignty

Luc Louwers
project coordinator at Critical Mass

“Refugees that enter ‘Fortress Europe’ on the Mediterranean or climb fences in Morocco; anti-government demonstrations in Novi Sad, Athens, Madrid and Budapest; violent protest in Düsseldorf against the ECB – not to mention IS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab or so-called ‘hate imams’ – these are all examples of citizens raising their voices, demanding change and challenging systems around them. My Master’s made me understand these events and the people that join them, as well as to comprehend the impact on (other) people’s identification processes such as the youngsters I work with on a daily basis.

During my bachelor’s in Cultural Anthropology I developed a focus on European integration. Against a background of economic and political crises, during my Master’s I got the chance to further unravel the idea of “Europeannes” and how it relates to important anthropological concepts such as identity, nation, citizenship and sovereignty. Together with young intellectuals and socio-political activists in Novi Sad, Serbia I investigated how young citizens use, invoke and rely on certain stories to pursue a better future and to belong to the community they want to be part of. Today, in my work this is an important insight.

Since September 2014 I work for Critical Mass, an organisation that uses anthropological, socio-psychological and conflict theories in order to enhance active citizenship and to raise awareness for diversity, prejudice, discrimination and exclusion. We translate this into practical installations and workshops by using games and films that we develop ourselves. As I mostly work with young people (12-24) from various cultural and social backgrounds it is of great use to have an open mind and to fully comprehend the stories they tell, but also to ask the right questions and to see the right things.”