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- 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.
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How Can Applied Anthropologists Find Employment with Lateral Job Hunting?
When posts pop up on my LinkedIn feed by UX (user experience) anthropologists stating they were laid off, my heart breaks. Announcements by anthropologists who have found, sustained, and suddenly lost jobs in UX and other industry domains are [...]
Are there helpful rules for working in a hierarchical environment?
Hierarchies are everywhere. Government, corporations, and academia all rely on structures that enable managers to allocate duties and evaluate employee performance. Employees know their responsibilities and the compensation they can expect based on the work they do. In writing [...]
Translating Anthropology to Employers, Clients, and Hiring Managers
My Job Interview for Fordham Business School Back in 2011, as an anthropologist, I was employed at BBDO advertising, after years of working in similar agencies as director of consumer insights. I wanted to make the ‘jump’ to academia. I [...]
Introducing the Resource of the Month
I love job hunting! Said no one ever in the history of the modern job hunt. While turning your hard-earned college degree into a rewarding job feels daunting, you can resolutely begin your search based on the broad foundation that [...]
Anthropology Career Readiness Network Announces New Name
Troy, MI, February 19, 2023 – The Anthropology Career Readiness Network announced a new name and updated logo as the grassroots professional group moves into a phase of accelerated outreach to anthropologists in all subfields. Elizabeth Briody, Founder, Cultural [...]
Timothy Malefyt Dicusses Gift Giving on NY 1 for Valentine’s Day
Recently, Timothy Malefyt appeared on NY 1 to talk about Valentine's Day and the act of gift giving. During the segment, Tim delved into the anthropological aspect of gift giving, explaining how gift exchange creates bonds of reciprocity. [...]
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