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  • Nailing the Interview Workshop

Nailing the Interview Workshop

At the upcoming Building Careers in Anthropology Conference, Beth Holland will be putting on a workshop titled: Nailing the Interview. She sat down with Matt Artz to discuss her workshop and what participants could expect to get out of it. https://youtu.be/xY16laL8jMc Workshop Abstract The interview is THE clutch moment in a job search. And when it comes to interviewing, proper preparedness can prevent a painful performance and loss of opportunity. We will learn how to prepare for upcoming interviews in this workshop, specifically for a UX research position into which many graduates of anthropology programs are being hired. We will crystalize your [...]

  • Rework Your Teamwork: Techniques for Leaders and Team Members

Rework Your Teamwork: Techniques for Leaders and Team Members Workshop

At the upcoming Building Careers in Anthropology Conference, Jennifer Studebaker will be putting on a workshop titled: Rework Your Teamwork: Techniques for Leaders and Team Members. She sat down with Matt Artz to discuss her workshop and what participants could expect to get out of it. Workshop Abstract “You’ll be working in teams,” may elicit groans on your favorite reality TV show, but this workshop will provide you with tools and techniques to lead or join a team with enthusiasm. We will review the key elements of high-performing teams and how to apply an anthropological lens to achieve [...]

  • Becoming an Entrepreneurial Anthropologist

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Anthropologist Workshop

At the upcoming Building Careers in Anthropology Conference, Robert L. Adams, Jr., will be putting on a workshop titled: Becoming an Entrepreneurial Anthropologist. He sat down with Matt Artz to discuss his workshop and what participants could expect to get out of it. Watch the Video https://youtu.be/bfQgbdcXrXQ Workshop Abstract How do you translate your anthropological skills into a life-long vocation? Unlike in the past, the average professional will work for a variety of organizations throughout their career. Professionals must curate their career journeys rather than rely on their employers. This workshop examines how you can engage in active professional self- [...]

  • Building Careers in Anthropology Conference

Building Careers in Anthropology Conference

The Building Careers in Anthropology was a resounding success. This comment by one instructor seems to convey the spirit and resolve of the Commission: "The conference was spot on! I came away with a renewed sense of hope for the future of the discipline." Please take some time to review: the Commission's past year and current state (Briody plenary, and future (Nolan plenary) communicating the value of anthropology to others (Tett plenary) the 12 workshops on various career-preparation topics, effectiveness in the workplace, teaching practice to students, and showcasing anthropology through social media. Plenary Talks [...]

  • The Commission goes to Salt Lake City

The Commission goes to Salt Lake City!

SfAA is holding its annual meeting at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel between March 23-26, 2022.  The Career Readiness Commission is featuring two workshops: “Becoming a Practicing Anthropologist: For People Seeking Non-Academic Careers,” by Riall Nolan, on Wednesday, March 23 from 1:30-4:30 in Millcreek. (Registration required) “Enhancing Your Anthropology Program’s Ability to Meet Practitioners’ Needs,” by Nazia Hussain, Elizabeth Briody, and Riall Nolan, on Thursday, March 24 from 1:30-4:40 in Millcreek. (Registration required) It has organized a double session on the Commission’s work which will occur on Friday, March 25. Part 1 is called “Training Anthropologists for Tomorrow: The Work [...]

  • What is the Career Readiness Commission and why should I care about it?

What is the Career Readiness Commission and why should I care about it?

Are you an anthropologist? Are you an anthropology student? If you answered “Yes” to one of those questions, then start clicking your way into this website. We have tools, resources, and training at your fingertips. If you are a student, you will learn about different types of careers, the value of networking, the best ways of explaining anthropology’s value, and on and on. If you teach anthropology, we have developed materials to help you help your students prepare for extraordinary careers by putting lessons from the classroom to work. If you are a practitioner, this blog will have useful tips for [...]

  • Next Commission Meeting is December 9th

The Next Commission Meeting is December 9th

Our next Commission-wide meeting will take place on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 4:00 EST. We will describe how we are raising awareness of the Commission's work, provide updates on each of the six workstreams, and hear from one Anthropology program which has successfully embedded career preparation into the curriculum.

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