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 with improving the preparation of anthropology students for the workforce [...]
Commission-wide Meeting Video 12-15-22
The latest commission-wide meeting video is posted. If you missed the meeting, please check it out. https://youtu.be/TPjLw8R1EfU
Career-related Sessions at AAA
Lots of great career-related sessions and workshops are planned for the AAA Meetings in Seattle, WA (Nov. 9-13). Here is a sampling: Executive Session, Live-Streamed: Unsettling Anthropology to Prepare Students: Career Readiness Commission Results, Recommendations, Implementation, , Nov. 9, 8:00 a.m. NAPA Session: The Unsettled History of the Future of Organizational Anthropology: An Engaged Roundtable Discussion, , Nov. 9, 2:00 p.m. NAPA/AAA Careers Expo 2022: , Nov. 10, 11:00 [...]
Commission-wide Meeting Video 10-20-22
The latest commission-wide meeting video is posted. If you missed the meeting, please check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4xYPWO4zVo
Our First Year Review
If you’re interested in what the Commission has been doing during the past year, check out our “First Year Review” which is now posted on the website. You’ll find a description of what the Commission is, what we planned to do for Year One, and what we actually accomplished. The Review concludes with a list of things we have planned for the future. If you’re interested in finding out more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What’s around the corner for the Commission?
Funny you should ask! Some of the Commission’s leaders were just on a Zoom call about a potential conference featuring the Commission’s work. Here are our initial thoughts: Place: Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus in NYC Date: A Friday in May 2022 Purpose: Learn about and try out an array of “deliverables” (e.g., trainings, exercises, repository) that Commission members produced in its first year; exchange ideas; identify additional target areas [...]
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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