Dr. Fatimah Williams Castro gives AAA blog readers the inside scoop on her professional development workshop at the 2015 Annual Meeting.
NAPA Workshop: Applied Careers for Anthropologists: Job Search Strategies and Tips
Track: Practicing and Applied Career Development
Cost: Students: $20 Professionals: $40
Date: 11/18/2015 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Organizer/Speaker: Fatimah Williams Castro, Ph.D., Founder of www.BeyondtheTenureTrack.com
- What makes your workshop a “must attend” event for the 2015 meeting?
Every graduate student and PhD should understand their career options. Anthropologists have a versatile skill set that can be applied to many of today’s social, technological, political and business problems. But what’s the use of having this amazing skill set, if you’re not sure how to turn them into viable job opportunities? This session packs in the lessons and hands on tools you need to understand and launch a successful nonfaculty job search. In my experience coaching grad students, postdocs and faculty, I’ve found there are lots of misconceptions about nonacademic careers and the nonacademic job search that leave them in long lulls of unemployment, unable to position themselves as the ideal candidate. I provide the insights and strategies to leverage their skills and maintain their authenticity, while finding a job.
- What will be the number one takeaway from your workshop?“You have career options. Now let’s get familiar with them and prepare for them.”
- Who will most benefit from attending your workshop?
Anyone who is undecided about pursuing a faculty career or non-faculty career will benefit from this session. Anyone who needs support to get a non-faculty job search started will also benefit from this session on Applied Careers. Beyond the Tenure Track and Dr. Castro provide career consulting support in a judgment free zone. We believe that academics can make an impact inside and outside of the academy, so we provide academics with the tools and strategies to be successful for whichever path they choose.
- What makes your workshop “Familiar/Strange?”
Anthropologists often talk about applied careers, but are less versed in how to become viable job candidates in these career fields. This workshop breaks down the seemingly familiar – applied careers – so the process to be considered for these jobs is less strange and job candidates reduce the time from job search to employment.
Visit http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Workshops.cfm to find out how to add a workshop to your annual meeting registration. We look forward to seeing you at AAA 2015!