Student Affairs Committee Workshops
Student Workshop Luncheon: Pitch Lab Workshop
November 11, 2021
2021's student workshop featured a Pitch Lab Workshop hosted by Dr. Steve Nash. Pitch Lab is a training that applies the techniques of professional comedians to improve presentations, and to increase engagement and develop story telling skills. Traditionally targeted at sales and marketing teams, Pitch Lab has been expanding to train academics in public speaking skills and science communication. Visit pitchlab.io/services to learn more.
Student Workshop Luncheon: Transitioning from Student to Professional
October 18, 2019
Three speakers who had recently completed their degrees discussed their experiences on the job market and in different professional environments, providing advice and answering questions.
Student Workshop Luncheon: Collaborative Research with Indigenous Communities
October 26, 2018
San Antonio, TX
Discussion was led by Deanna Bird (Choctaw) and María Nieves Zedeño (UA).
Student Workshop Luncheon: Publishing in Academic Journals
October 6, 2017
Robert Hoard (KHS), Marcel Kornfeld (UW), and Laura Scheiber (IU) were this year's panelists.
How to Get a Job in Archaeology
October 13, 2016
This year's workshop included a discussion on how undergraduate and graduate students can better prepare themselves for the job market. Speakers included professionals from the academic, government, and private sectors. The panelists were Jennifer Harty (US Army Corps of Engineers), Janice McLean (RC Goodwin), Margaret Beck (UI), Ann Bauermeister (National Park Service), and Bill Reizte (PFNP).
Professional Behavior, Networking, and Finding a Mentor
October 16, 2015
Iowa City, IA
Two guest speakers (Bonnie Pitblado of the University of Oklahoma and John Doershuk of the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist) presented on issues related to professional behavior (specifically dealing with gender harassment), how to find a mentor, and networking skills. A significant portion of the workshop was open for discussion, where students could ask the speakers questions regarding these topics and learn from the speaker's experiences.
Other (Pre-Student Affairs Committee):
Calling All Students! A Workshop for Fostering Student Interest and Involvement in the Plains Anthropological Society
October 4, 2013
This session, chaired by a panel of students and recent graduates, was an opportunity for recent society members to generate ideas to further participation in the Plains Anthropological Society (PAS). Conference attendees were invited to discuss: (1) future and sustained student membership, (2) ways to attract new members, (3) student participation in conference organization, and (4) what PAS can do to actively engage student members. This session was viewed as an opportunity for students to become actively engaged in PAS and for their ideas and concerns to be heard. [Moderators: Brendon Asher, Kacy Hollenback, William Reitze, and Sarah Trabert]