Apparently, my undergrad alma mater is writing something to profile the Archaeology Museum and I've been suggested to them it.
I hold no overriding hatred of my former academic haunts (any of them), but it does seem rather bizarre to me that they, well, want me.
Sure, I enjoyed studying archaeology, but to be honest, studying archaeology on an undergraduate level is like studying anything else on an undergraduate level: unless you do a practical diploma (like a nursing license or teaching certificate or accountancy accreditation, etc), you're probably not going to be able to take what you did in class and translate it directly into a career. Your mileage may vary.
But, I'm telling you from experience, you can't do anything that will enable to you get a decent living with a BA in archaeology.
Does that mean I think it shouldn't be studied? Well, no. It's interesting. It's engaging. It makes history, in the words of that lovely cliche, come alive. Just realize that you're not going to become Indiana Jones, y'know what I'm saying? They didn't show the hours and hours of writing and editing that I'm sure Dr. Jones did to get where he was academically. Cause I don't care how many golden idols you bring you, that won't get you through a viva.
I can't possible say to the interviewer what I'm sure he wants to hear. Ah well, if they don't use the interview, it's really no skin off my nose.EDIT:
OH HEY. Graph Jam today is very appropriate.
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