Designing an Anthropology Career

Sherylyn Briller and Amy Goldmacher’s Designing an Anthropology Career: Professional Development Exercises, Second Edition provides undergraduates, graduate students and career changers with the tools they need to identify their professional goals and follow through on them.

Part I establishes a framework for how to design — or update — a career in anthropology or related fields. The authors discuss how social science is needed now more than ever and offer ideas for how to find employment in many different realms.

Part II contains a series of professional development exercises to help workbook users articulate their personal and professional histories, special abilities and career goals. Each exercise includes an example from an anthropology student or professional anthropologist as a model for completion. Doing these customizable exercises will help people turn their love of anthropology and existing knowledge and skills into meaningful and lasting careers.