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Dr. Loyd is a FANTASTIC lecturer. I remember taking this class because I was relatively unsure of how to apply my degree in anthropology, but this class was my saving grace. Her guest lecturers really allowed for me to see how to utilize my skills and transfer them to the workplace. She provided us with handouts that showed us how to put together our resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and create a portfolio that would showcase us as the best candidate for any job. I am so happy that this class exists, and cannot recommend it enough to anyone who is pursuing anthropology. It gave me a foundation that I have used in the workforce and I am forever grateful to Dr. Loyd!
I took this course with Dr. Loyd a few years ago, and it has remained a memorable class. The course relies on guest speakers with a degree in anthropology to share their career journeys and advise us on how we may figure out our paths. Each guest spoke from a perspective of a different field, like UX Design or health care, which I found highly encouraging as it showed me the broadness of my opportunities after my bachelor's degree. My interactions with Dr. Loyd then complemented this feeling during office hours, where I spoke to her several times about my confusion about my potential career and heard about her life journey. Dr. Loyd and I have remained in touch after class ended, and I still check in with her about where I am in my career. My recommendation for those taking or considering this class is not to treat it as an "easy A." That is not the purpose of this class. Based on my experience, Dr. Loyd designed this course to be an extension of the UCLA Career Center, as many weekly assignments and the final portfolio encouraged me to engage deeper with the Career Center's resources. I remember bringing my projects, like our personality test results and résumé, to the Career Center and analyzing them with UCLA Career counselors before submitting them to class. This method was possible because our work in this class complimented the Career Center's resources and helped me learn how to self-reflect to prepare for my post-graduation journey as an Anthropology major.