There is not one recipe for success as an anthropologist. Rather, careers in anthropology are built and shaped by a complex array of decisions and opportunities. I chose to follow a career in applied anthropology because it allowed me to see the world through the eyes of others and develop an understanding of how social life is organized and culturally patterned. I learned these skills and others primarily through experiential learning and projects outside of the classroom. In this article, I discuss what I have learned from my experiences in non-academic settings and how they have helped me to build my career in business. My goal is to paint a picture of what a career path might look like in the domain of business and industry by examining projects I developed in graduate school and the jobs I obtained as a result when I transitioned from academia to real-world employment.
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Research Article| April 11 2014
Building an Applied Anthropology Career in Business and Industry
Practicing Anthropology (2014) 36 (2): 22–26.
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Gregory Cabrera; Building an Applied Anthropology Career in Business and Industry. Practicing Anthropology 1 April 2014; 36 (2): 22–26. doi: https://doi.org/10.17730/praa.36.2.4051338062x2l101
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