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Mom will ask, "What can you do with a degree in anthropology?" If you want the answer, then you need this book. Applied anthropologists Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins present a set of practical steps that will assist you through the transition from your career as a student into a career in a wide range of professions that an anthropology degree can be used. The stories, scenarios, and activities presented in this book are intended to assist you in learning how to plan for the next five years, write your letter of introduction, construct your resume, and best present the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in class to prospective employers. Ellick and Watkins' step-by-step approach helps you create a portfolio that you will use time and time again as you build your career.
Carol J. Ellick is founder of Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants (ACEcs) and adjunct faculty in the Native American Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma. Joe E. Watkins is the Director of the Native American Studies program and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.
Table of Contents
|From Student to a Career||p. 11|
|Introduction (Why You Need this Book)||p. 11|
|Going for It||p. 12|
|The Myth Perpetuated||p. 12|
|Organization of This Book||p. 14|
|Why Us?||p. 15|
|How We Came to Write This Book||p. 16|
|Getting Organized||p. 21|
|Before You Begin||p. 21|
|The Journal||p. 22|
|The Portfolio||p. 25|
|Personal Contract||p. 27|
|For the Portfolio||p. 30|
|I Want to Be an Anthropologist||p. 31|
|Why Anthropology?||p. 32|
|To the Nth Degree||p. 37|
|Mixing and Matching||p. 39|
|Academic versus Applied||p. 39|
|Career Stories||p. 42|
|For the Portfolio||p. 48|
|Professional Qualifications, Standards, and Ethics||p. 49|
|Professionalism and How to Achieve It||p. 50|
|Member Organizations||p. 52|
|Professional Qualifications and Standards||p. 54|
|Professional Identity||p. 57|
|For the Portfolio||p. 60|
|Past Jobs and Future Careers||p. 61|
|Linking Past to Present||p. 62|
|What Exactly Do You Want to Do?||p. 65|
|Where Are Jobs Posted?||p. 66|
|For the Portfolio||p. 77|
|The Road Map||p. 81|
|Transitions, More than Chance||p. 82|
|For the Portfolio||p. 92|
|The Résumé, Curriculum Vita, and Biographical Statement||p. 93|
|The Curriculum Vita||p. 99|
|Biographical Statement||p. 101|
|For the Portfolio||p. 104|
|Letters That Will Get You the Job||p. 105|
|Letters of Application||p. 106|
|Lettes of Introduction||p. 111|
|Letters of Reference||p. 111|
|For the Portfolio||p. 114|
|Applying for the Job||p. 115|
|What to Send in Your Application Packet||p. 116|
|For the Portfolio||p. 126|
|Set Yourself Apart||p. 127|
|Internships and Volunteering||p. 129|
|For the Portfolio||p. 138|
|Learning Styles||p. 140|
|Cultural Influences on Communication||p. 142|
|Nonverbal Communication||p. 144|
|Writing and Written Communication||p. 145|
|Other Communication Caveats||p. 148|
|For the Portfolio||p. 151|
|Paying Your Dues: Organizations and Conferences||p. 153|
|Networking and Mentors||p. 166|
|For the Portfolio||p. 168|
|Academic Options||p. 169|
|Employers Inside of Academia||p. 170|
|Institutions of Higher Education||p. 170|
|Ranks of Academic Positions||p. 173|
|Types of Academic Faculty||p. 176|
|Tenured and Tenure-Track Positions||p. 178|
|For the Portfolio||p. 182|
|Getting an Academic Job||p. 183|
|Finding the Jobs||p. 184|
|Research the Employer||p. 184|
|Job Announcements||p. 186|
|Components of an Application||p. 186|
|Making the First Cut||p. 192|
|You've Gotten the Job Offer!||p. 195|
|For the Portfolio||p. 197|
|Keeping the Portfolio||p. 199|
|Maintaining the Portfolio||p. 200|
|In Conclusion||p. 202|
|A Partial List of Current Anthropology Employers||p. 205|
|Anthropologist Career Stories||p. 209|
|Samples and Examples||p. 247|
|About the Authors||p. 269|
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