The Anthropology Graduate's Guide: From Student to a Career

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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.

Author Biography

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

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
From Student to a Careerp. 11
Introduction (Why You Need this Book)p. 11
Going for Itp. 12
The Myth Perpetuatedp. 12
Storiesp. 14
Organization of This Bookp. 14
Why Us?p. 15
How We Came to Write This Bookp. 16
Contributorsp. 17
Preparationp. 19
Getting Organizedp. 21
Introductionp. 21
Before You Beginp. 21
The Journalp. 22
The Portfoliop. 25
Personal Contractp. 27
Summaryp. 29
For the Portfoliop. 30
I Want to Be an Anthropologistp. 31
Introductionp. 31
Why Anthropology?p. 32
Anthropologyp. 33
To the Nth Degreep. 37
Mixing and Matchingp. 39
Academic versus Appliedp. 39
Career Storiesp. 42
Summaryp. 48
For the Portfoliop. 48
Professional Qualifications, Standards, and Ethicsp. 49
Introductionp. 50
Professionalism and How to Achieve Itp. 50
Member Organizationsp. 52
Professional Qualifications and Standardsp. 54
Ethicsp. 56
Professional Identityp. 57
Summaryp. 59
For the Portfoliop. 60
Past Jobs and Future Careersp. 61
Introductionp. 61
Linking Past to Presentp. 62
What Exactly Do You Want to Do?p. 65
Where Are Jobs Posted?p. 66
Summaryp. 76
For the Portfoliop. 77
Developmentp. 79
The Road Mapp. 81
Introductionp. 81
Transitions, More than Chancep. 82
Summaryp. 92
For the Portfoliop. 92
The Résumé, Curriculum Vita, and Biographical Statementp. 93
Introductionp. 93
Résumép. 94
The Curriculum Vitap. 99
Biographical Statementp. 101
Summaryp. 103
For the Portfoliop. 104
Letters That Will Get You the Jobp. 105
Introductionp. 105
Letters of Applicationp. 106
Lettes of Introductionp. 111
Letters of Referencep. 111
Summaryp. 114
For the Portfoliop. 114
Applying for the Jobp. 115
Introductionp. 115
What to Send in Your Application Packetp. 116
Interviewingp. 119
Summaryp. 125
For the Portfoliop. 126
Set Yourself Apartp. 127
Internships and Volunteeringp. 129
Introductionp. 129
Internshipsp. 130
Volunteeringp. 135
Summaryp. 138
For the Portfoliop. 138
Communicationp. 139
Introductionp. 139
Learning Stylesp. 140
Cultural Influences on Communicationp. 142
Nonverbal Communicationp. 144
Writing and Written Communicationp. 145
Other Communication Caveatsp. 148
Summaryp. 151
For the Portfoliop. 151
Paying Your Dues: Organizations and Conferencesp. 153
Introductionp. 153
Membershipp. 154
Presentingp. 156
Networking and Mentorsp. 166
Volunteeringp. 167
Summaryp. 168
For the Portfoliop. 168
Academic Optionsp. 169
Introductionp. 169
Employers Inside of Academiap. 170
Institutions of Higher Educationp. 170
Ranks of Academic Positionsp. 173
Types of Academic Facultyp. 176
Tenured and Tenure-Track Positionsp. 178
Summaryp. 181
For the Portfoliop. 182
Getting an Academic Jobp. 183
Introductionp. 183
Finding the Jobsp. 184
Research the Employerp. 184
Job Announcementsp. 186
Components of an Applicationp. 186
Making the First Cutp. 192
You've Gotten the Job Offer!p. 195
Summaryp. 196
For the Portfoliop. 197
Keeping the Portfoliop. 199
Introductionp. 199
Maintaining the Portfoliop. 200
In Conclusionp. 202
Reflectionp. 203
A Partial List of Current Anthropology Employersp. 205
Anthropologist Career Storiesp. 209
Resourcesp. 233
Samples and Examplesp. 247
Referencesp. 259
Indexp. 263
About the Authorsp. 269
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