Elizabeth K. Briody and Riall W. Nolan
The anthropology-wide, Career Readiness Commission is inviting you to an all-day conference on May 13 at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business (near Lincoln Center).
Plan to spend the day meeting and interacting with anthropologists who want to learn more about preparing students for varied workplaces, including those in industry, government, and non-profits. If you are an instructor, take some of your students with you. If you are a student, attend with your friends. If you are a practitioner, join us. Everyone will meet new and interesting colleagues.
SfAA is a prominent sponsor of the conference which offers something for everyone. Gillian Tett (Financial Times) will deliver a plenary on "Communicating Anthropology" to those outside our community (e.g., prospective employers, colleagues, media professionals). Twelve workshops (see below) and some networking sessions round out the day.
The conference has been designed with a mixed audience in mind:
For instructors: ideas and resources for preparing your students for the workplace
For students, practitioners, and those seeking a career reset: Job market skills and finding and developing your career.
Some workshops are more suitable for students, while others will be a good fit for instructors or practitioners. However, the insights, the presenters, and the interactive aspects of the 12 workshops are likely to have broad appeal. Here are the titles:
Teaching Students to Practice
Does Your Elevator Pitch Position You for Opening Doors?
Becoming an Entrepreneurial Anthropologist
Bringing Anthropology into Consumer Research
Rework Your Teamwork: Techniques for Leaders and Team Members
Getting Networking to Work for You during the Job Search
Skill Building for Success
Anthropological Storytelling through Social Media
How to Straddle Academic and Industry Jobs
Nailing the Interview
Personal Professional Development with Learning Contracts
Organizational Consulting and the Anthropological Lens
Registration is going on now: $25 students, $40 instructors/practitioners. Click on the "REGISTER HERE" link on the conference flyer. Registration is a two-step process.
Upon reaching the first screen, Do Not click on the green "Register" button, but instead on the "CLICK HERE" links in the first column to pay the registration fee.
After paying the registration fee, return to select your workshops.