• 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 [...]

  • 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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