Preparing Anthropology Students for Careers in Industry, Non-Profits, and Government

By creating a closer community among students, teaching faculty and instructors, and practitioners.

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WHO WE ARE

Hundreds of anthropologists have contributed to the Anthropology Career Readiness Network since its launch in 2021. As a broad, volunteer network, it has the support of numerous anthropology professional associations covering all subfields.

WHY THIS NETWORK

  • Most anthropology students at all levels will not teach anthropology
  • Many jobs in industry, non-profits, and government benefit from anthropological knowledge and skills, but
    • Current and potential students, and their instructors, are generally unaware of the work of anthropologists beyond the academy and the opportunities that exist in the job market
    • With few exceptions, anthropology programs have significant gaps in career preparation
    • Many employers are unaware of the value and relevance of anthropological training
  • As a result, enrollment in anthropology programs is decreasing sharply, jeopardizing the future of the field.

WEBSITE PURPOSE

A “one-stop shop” for resources

To consider, prepare for, and secure a job in industry, non-profits, or government so that you use your anthropological knowledge and skills

To integrate anthropological practice and career awareness and preparation into your courses and programs effectively

To build a career-oriented network offering resources, support, and guidance

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

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Updates from the Anthropology Career Readiness Network

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  • How Can I Conquer Feeling Lost on the Job Hunt?

How Can I Conquer Feeling Lost on the Job Hunt?

April 28th, 2024|

As a transfer student from Santa Monica College (SMC) to the University of California, Berkeley, I was uncertain about my future. At this time, I began my slow journey towards better self-knowledge and greater self-confidence. Although this was a confusing [...]

Network Meeting 03-21-24

April 21st, 2024|

In case you couldn't make the meeting, you can download the slides here and watch the video.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii51rh4_fkI

  • How Can I Assess Job Fit?

How Can I Assess Job Fit?

March 19th, 2024|

In a 2020 AAA career webinar titled Breaking Into Tech, I shared my experience transitioning from academia into tech roles, along with several key considerations for determining the best fit with an employer or job. While the talk was tech-focused [...]

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