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AY 3503

Course Co-ordinator: Dr K Milek

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Archaeology programme level 3 (single or joint honours).

Note(s): This course is designed to help students obtain an optional work placement on an archaeological excavation, in a museum, in an archaeological laboratory, in a government agency or an institution that specialises in public archaeology. The expectation is that by the end of the course students who wish to will have successfully arranged a 6-8 week work placement for the summer between programme years 3 and 4. This work placement does not necessarily have to be related to the student's intended honours research project, but some students may choose to incorporate into their research project original research carried out on the work placement.

For flexible/distance learning students, KL 3553 (Archaeology Dissertation: Introduction) is taken as a substitute for this course and AY 3502 (10 credits; Archaeology Research Project: Part 1). Therefore, this course may NOT be included in a graduating curriculum with KL 3553.

Co-taught by Careers Advisers, this course will provide an overview of the diverse range of archaeology-related professions and possible summer work placements in archaeology. The course instructors will provide guidance and support for student job applications and the course will cover practical skills such as how to write curriculum vitae and cover letters, and how to conduct effective job interviews.

2 one-hour lectures, 2 two-hour lectures and 1 two-hour practical session on interview techniques.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%), comprising a completed CV (40%), a cover letter (40%), and a mock interview (20%).