Anthropology Career Readiness Network

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

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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

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  • 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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