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.
As the job market continues to become more competitive, job seekers are looking for any advantage they can get to stand out in the hiring process. One such advantage is harnessing the power of AI in job applications. Enter [...]
We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us for the commemoration of the Anthropology Career Readiness Network's second anniversary. On Thursday, May 25 at 4pm ET, we came together virtually to honor two years of [...]
As an undergraduate senior, I am in a unique part of my life, shifting between a phase of educational training into a career mode. From graduating with my bachelor’s to working full-time in the field as a cultural resource [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]