Hosted by: Society for Cultural Anthropology
Of interest to: Masters and doctoral students, adjuncts, practicing/applied researchers, consultants, entrepreneurs
Primary Theme: Practicing / Applied Career Development
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Even though 80% of anthropology graduate students will not get tenure-track jobs, PhD programs in the U.S. are still exclusively training students to become professors. To address this training gap, this workshop will guide students, adjuncts, and other anthropologists for a career beyond academia in three steps. The workshop will prepare participants to:
(1) Identify careers and industries beyond academia best suited for anthropologists,
(2) Network and communicate their academic skills to industry leaders and organizations, and
(3) Translate their academic skills into a professional resume and cover letter.
At the end of the workshop, one-on-one open office hours will be available for participants to ask the presenter specific questions pertaining to their individual career path objectives and strengths. Participants will be able to sign up for a dedicated time slot prior to the workshop via Calendly.
As with any ethnographic project, the transition from academia to the “exotic” field of industry is about studying the unknown, learning their language, and interpreting these findings to make sense of the field. Without compromising the unique research skills and social theory frameworks that anthropologists bring to industry, this workshop will help anthropologists successfully make the transition from academia to industry.