Why Does an Anthropologist Become a Project Management Professional?

“What’s anthropology?” Most young anthropologists and I have heard this question a lot during the daunting post-graduation job. Despite my best efforts to wax poetic about the human experience, I confronted blank stares. Despite having a master’s degree and experience with the National Cancer Institute, I had no preparation to explain to an employer how their organization would benefit from my training. I had one employer say that my field of study was “esoteric.” I pursued my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification during my job search after I noticed many employers wanted “project management” as a skill requirement. The PMP is [...]