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NAPA Workshops at AAA: Register Soon to Get Your Preference

NAPA has a great slate of workshops again for the AAA annual meeting. But be sure to register soon to get into the session of your choice.  And remember:  Students Pay Half Price for Workshop Admission. Registration is through the AAA website:

http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Workshops.cfm

Scheduled workshops are as follows:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

 08:00 AM-10:00 AM. NAPA Workshop On the Design Process: Design Thinking, Tools, and Methods – Christine Miller

10:15 AM-12:15 PM. NAPA Workshop On What’s Your PITCH? Who’s In Your Network? – Sabrina Nichelle Scott and Elizabeth Briody

12:30 PM-02:30 PM.  NAPA-NASA Workshop: Applying to… Continue reading

NAPA Careers Expo Profile: Melissa Cefkin, President of EPIC

Click on the link below to see the latest NAPA Careers Expo profile!  This post features Melissa Cefkin, President of EPIC (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference).

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Career-Expo-ProfileInterview-MELISSA-CEFKIN-1123547.S.265607707?qid=5fc84b54-a82d-4494-9658-61078f35e58d&trk=group_most_popular_guest-0-b-ttl&goback=.gmp_1123547

NAPA Careers Expo Profile: Laurie Krieger

Click on the link below to see the latest NAPA Careers Expo profile!  This post features Laurie Krieger, Senior Advisor, Health and Social Science at The Manoff Group.

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/NAPA-Careers-Expo-Profile-Laurie-1123547.S.268949635?trk=groups%2Finclude%2Fitem_snippet-0-b-ttl

 

 

NAPA CAREER EXPO PROFILES: Anthropologist Elizabeth Schill on her experience at Deloitte

Here’s a new interview from the NAPA interview series on our LinkedIn site.  In this post, Kristin Keller interviews Elizabeth Schill, an anthropologist at the consulting firm Deloitte.

You can connect with us on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/National-Association-Practice-Anthropology-1123547?home=&gid=1123547&trk=anet_ug_hm&goback=%2Egmr_1123547

 

As a Senior Consultant in the Federal Human Capital Practice at Deloitte, Elizabeth Schill works with the U.S. government to assess the supply and demand of people and skills, and determine what resources employers and employees need to be successful in the workforce.

“If I look at the world around me, what will it look like in 5 years? What… Continue reading

LinkedIn Series Interview for July 16

The bi-weekly NAPA interview series on our LinkedIn page this week features a brief interview with Patricia Sunderland of Practica Group LLC. Patricia highlights some points about anthropology and consumer research, and tips out how to get there.

To see the interview go to the LinkedIn page and look for the “NAPA Career Expo Profiles” headline, or follow the link below:

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/NAPA-CAREER-EXPO-PROFILES-Anthropologist-1123547.S.258474806?qid=32a61791-3501-4fb8-ac34-e1ea319aae7e&goback=%2Egmp_1123547

Interviews will also be archived on this site. Feel free to give us your feedback!

NAPA Launches Interview Series on LinkedIn

NAPA has launched an informative new interview series on the NAPA Linked In site. This bi-weekly series will feature brief interviews with prominent anthropological practitioners. The goal is to highlight what NAPA and its members are doing, and to showcase the diverse lines of work in which practitioners are engaged.

The first interview in the series, appearing July 2, 2013, can be found at: http://lnkd.in/_S3vzf.

Interviews are conducted by two NAPA Communications Committee volunteers, Kristin Keller and Nicole Conand (brief bios on both appear below). Interviews will also be archived on the NAPA website, http://practicinganthropology.org/about/archive/.

The first set of interviews… Continue reading

Deadline for AAA Elections is May 31

Dear NAPA Members:

 

As you know, the deadline for the AAA elections is coming up soon: May 31st is just a bit over two weeks away. You should also know that several NAPA members, including three past presidents, are up for AAA offices; the latter are Elizabeth Briody (Executive Board), Robert Trotter (Ethics) and Tim Wallace (Public Policy). Another current NAPA leader, Setish Kedia (Annals co-editor) is also running (Minority Issues). These positions are in addition to the NAPA section elections.

 

I urge you to take a few minutes and cast your vote. We have a chance… Continue reading

NAPA Governing Council Nominations

NAPA members are invited to provide suggestions or self-nominations for the following NAPA Governing Council (GC) positions:

  • Member at Large (2 positions)
  • Student Representative
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Being a part of NAPA leadership is a great way to serve the discipline, build or enhance your network, and make your voice heard. The deadline is fast approaching, however; please provide your suggestions to NAPA President Leni Bohren at lenora.bohren@colostate.edu or John Massad (President-elect) at jpnmassad@gmail.com by Friday, January 25th.

 

2012 NAPA Student Award Winners

The 2012 NAPA Student Achievement Awards were presented at last week’s AAA meeting in San Francisco. The awardees, their universities, and their papers, are as follows:

1ST PLACE WINNER:
Naheed Ahmed (University of South Florida )
“Most At-Risk Populations: Contextualizing HIV Prevention Programs Targeting Marginalized Groups in Zanzibar, Tanzania”

1ST RUNNER UP:
Carla Pezzia (University of Texas at San Antonio)
“Engaging Mental Health Care in a Disengaged System”

2ND RUNNER UP:
Michael Brydge (Colorado State University)
“The Theory of Participation: Construction Work and Building Up Youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota”

General information about the award can… Continue reading

Careers Expo at the 2012 AAA meeting

CAREERS EXPO announced for the AAA meeting!

Students, new professionals, and faculty who are mentoring budding anthropologists should stop by and meet with professional anthropologists to explore today’s career options.  Talk with archaeologists, medical anthropologists, cultural anthropologists and others working in government, for-profit firms, and non-profit organizations.  Discuss potential careers in cultural resources management, health and human services, design and promotion, policymaking, and more.

The Careers Expo is sponsored by NAPA and AAA, and runs during the AAA meeting in San Francisco for one day only:  Friday, November16, 11 am to 4 pm in the main… Continue reading