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2018 NAPA webinar: Charting your Course: Developing a Personal Strategic Plan
Date: October 3, 2018
Presenter: Melissa Vogel, PhD
Professor of Anthropology
Director, Business Anthropology Program
Clemson University
As higher education administration continues to be heavily influenced by business practices, and employment opportunities for anthropologists are more often found in the private sector, it is essential that individual anthropologists start thinking more strategically about their career paths and how they intersect with their own personal and professional goals. Graduate programs often expose students to only one, narrowly defined path that nearly always leads to a tenured faculty position at a research university, yet few will actually reach this goal and many more may not want to. This workshop is designed to help you identify your short and long-term goals and create a step-by-step plan on how to achieve those goals. Participants will also be encouraged to explore a wide range of career possibilities and to incorporate their concerns for work-life balance and job satisfaction. This workshop is relevant to anthropologists from all subfields and career stages, from students to mid-career professionals.