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 [...]
Why Don’t People Think to Ask an Anthropologist?
A longstanding issue for anthropology has been its low public visibility. The effects in the US, UK, and elsewhere range from erroneous assumptions about the discipline, to still-too-few "seats at the table" in contributing to public conversations and debates, policy, and governance. Economists, psychologists, and political scientists are first among the social and behavioral scientists to be interviewed by [...]
How Do You Make an Effective and Eye-Catching LinkedIn Profile?
As Keith Kellersohn mentioned in a previous post, anthropologists and anthropology students should be on LinkedIn for several reasons, but how do you make an effective profile? Essentially, you market yourself. You and your achievements are the product, and you need to frame that in the best way possible. For LinkedIn, achieving the “all-star” profile rating is a good [...]
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