Re: Job Strategies

Michael Cahill (MCBlueline@AOL.COM)
Thu, 25 Apr 1996 15:32:07 -0400

In a message dated 96-04-23 14:55:32 EDT, cattledj@WFU.EDU (Dorothy J.
Cattle) writes:

> There could be discussions of a broader nature about current and future
>jobs, how to assist students with resumes, how to update advising
>procedures, critiques of one's university career offices [which faculty
>members have actually visited theirs lately in order to learn about the
>resources available to students and to assess whether anthro majors fair
>well with the services offered?], successful mentoring programs, and the
>like. Even the job loss discussion of several weeks ago which didn't go
>very far would do much to inform student members of this list.

Thanks for this post. I, for one, would be happy to learn about developments
in these areas.

I would be especially interested to hear from anthropology departments that
are doing well placing students in jobs. My question: how do you do it?

Beyond that, I'd be curious to know: what kinds of jobs, at what levels of

I understand that successful programs might not rush to tell eveyone the
secrets of their success. But there's no harm in asking.

Braver still might be departments that are having a miserable time of it.
Would they share with us what it is they think is going wrong?

Mike Cahill