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 thought the skills and practices that I learned in consumer research could be taught in a business school. So, to [...]
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 a degree in anthropology provides. The key is learning how to communicate your experience and training in anthropology with its [...]
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 Keys, LLC, and Riall Nolan, Emeritus Professor, Purdue University, originally formed the Network as a volunteer-run commission of anthropologists charged [...]
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. He pointed out that this applies not only to romantic relationships but also to business relationships. As an example of [...]
How Do I Focus my Job Search in Anthropology?
You have your degree—so now you want to find a job. The connection between career and degree seems to be getting harder to navigate. Should you focus on “soft skills” like interpersonal communication or teamwork? “Hard skills” like laboratory techniques or a particular degree title? Course work? Experiences? Interdisciplinary approaches? If your path is anything like mine, I am [...]
What ‘knowledge, skills, and abilities’ do students acquire by studying anthropology, and how might we know for sure?
About a decade ago, the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance tasked my colleagues and me to write “Program Learning Outcomes” (PLOs) for our undergraduate modules in Anthropology. These were meant to be statements that would communicate “what successful students will have achieved as well as knowledge, skills, and abilities they should have acquired by the end of [our [...]
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