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3005, 2024

Network Meeting 05-23-24

May 30th, 2024|

In case you couldn’t make the meeting, you can download the slides here and watch the video.   https://youtu.be/uaiKVdjL010

2104, 2024

Network Meeting 03-21-24

April 21st, 2024|

In case you couldn't make the meeting, you can download the slides here and watch the video.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii51rh4_fkI

  • Commission Meeting 07-20-23
2607, 2023

Network Meeting 07-20-23

July 26th, 2023|

The latest Anthropological Career Readiness Network meeting was held on July 20, 2023. In the meeting, the group covered several initiatives aimed at enhancing the career readiness of anthropology graduates. One of the key initiatives discussed during the meeting was the implementation of the Speakers Bureau. This platform facilitates valuable connections between professionals from diverse sectors, including technology, healthcare, and consumer research, and academic instructors. The primary purpose of [...]

  • The ACRN's 2-Year Anniversary Celebration A Resounding Success!
906, 2023

The ACRN’s 2-Year Anniversary Celebration: A Resounding Success!

June 9th, 2023|

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 achievements and growth within our network. The event was a resounding success, as anthropologists from diverse industries and sectors united to reflect on our collective accomplishments and explore the promising [...]

  • Introducing The Resource Of The Month
2602, 2023

Introducing the Resource of the Month

February 26th, 2023|

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 many skills to prospective employers unfamiliar with the discipline. Anthropology [...]

  • Anthropology Career Readiness Network Announces New Name
1902, 2023

Anthropology Career Readiness Network Announces New Name

February 19th, 2023|

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 [...]

  • Tim Malefyt on NY 1 - Vday Gift Giving Interview
1502, 2023

Timothy Malefyt Dicusses Gift Giving on NY 1 for Valentine’s Day

February 15th, 2023|

  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 gift giving in advertising, Tim mentioned a Debeers Diamond commercial. [...]

  • Career-related Sessions at AAA
811, 2022

Career-related Sessions at AAA

November 8th, 2022|

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 [...]

  • Our First Year Review
2208, 2022

Our First Year Review

August 22nd, 2022|

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
805, 2022

Nailing the Interview Workshop

May 8th, 2022|

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
3004, 2022

Rework Your Teamwork: Techniques for Leaders and Team Members Workshop

April 30th, 2022|

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
2804, 2022

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Anthropologist Workshop

April 28th, 2022|

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 [...]

  • New online course at Arizona State University on cultural domain analysis (CDA)
1904, 2022

New online course at Arizona State University on cultural domain analysis (CDA)

April 19th, 2022|

New online course at Arizona State University on cultural domain analysis (CDA). Start whenever you want and take whatever time you need to finish. Cost: $200.  Through lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises with software learn: (1) how to define a cultural domain; (2) methods, like free lists and pile sorts, for collecting data about how groups of people think about a set of things in a cultural domain; (3) [...]

  • Building Careers in Anthropology Conference
1603, 2022

Building Careers in Anthropology Conference

March 16th, 2022|

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
1802, 2022

The Commission goes to Salt Lake City!

February 18th, 2022|

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?
2211, 2021

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

November 22nd, 2021|

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?
2111, 2021

What’s around the corner for the Commission?

November 21st, 2021|

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 [...]

  • Next Commission Meeting is December 9th
1611, 2021

The Next Commission Meeting is December 9th

November 16th, 2021|

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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