The Employer Expo organized by NAPA with the support of CoPAPIA and the AA Department of Academic Relations and Practicing and Applied Programs features public, private, and non-profit organizations that employ anthropologists, and showcases how anthropologists contribute to the innovation and creativity of these groups. The Expo is not a job fair but an opportunity for anthropologists to learn about the important and innovative ways in which employers are utilizing anthropologists and our skills. It is also an opportunity for employers to speak directly with AAA about challenges and opportunities in employing anthropologists. The Expo will be held this year at the AAA annual meeting in New Orleans on Friday, November 19th. The Expo will begin at 11 am and run until 4 pm. Last year hundreds of people visited the Expo and we expect a larger turnout this year as the Expo has grown in popularity.
Organizations Participating in the Expo this year include:
Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants (ACE)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)
Desert Archaeology Inc
International Relief and Development, Inc.
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Statistical Research, Inc.
State Farm Insurance
A new feature of the Expo this year will be an Information Kiosk called Anthropology at the Cutting Edge. At this kiosk visitors can meet representatives of distinct and sometimes surprising industries who will answer questions about work in various economic sectors and the specific skill sets required. The institutions featured in the info kiosk include: