Open access to Nov 1, 2013 – journal articles

Maney Publishing has announced a new selection of free articles for every journal in its 2013 archaeology and heritage collection.

View a full list of journals and access the free content at:
http://www.maneypublishing.com/index.php/archaeology_top_articles

This selection of over 100 articles is free to download until 1st November 2013.

AD support for students (AAA)

Archaeology Division, American Anthropological Association

Student Diversity Travel Grant

These grants are intended to increase participation in AAA sessions and in archaeology more widely by students from historically under-represented populations. These travel grants help defray costs associated with attending the AAA meeting. Archaeology students with disabilities are also eligible for this grant.

Up to four grants, of up to $600 each, will be awarded. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • First priority is given to students presenting a paper or poster.
  • Within that group, priority is given to students presenting a paper or poster for the first time at the AAA.
  • Within that group, priority is given based on the distance a student must travel to the meeting.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15 to the AD Secretary

For further information and application instructions: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Diversity

Student Membership Award

The Archaeology Division (AD) seeks to support student membership in the AAA and in the AD to maintain and strengthen the representation of archaeology within the AAA. The AD will award the following year’s membership in both the AAA and AD to up to 20 students who present archaeological papers or posters at the annual meeting. This award has a value of between $75 and $135, depending on a student’s AAA membership status.

All students who present an archaeological paper or poster at the annual meeting are eligible to apply for this award. Up to three awards will be allocated specifically for undergraduates.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15 to the Student Member at Large

For further information and application instructions: http://www.aaanet.org/sections/ad/awards/#Student_Membership

How to ask for a reference letter | University Affairs

How to ask for a reference letter | University Affairs.

At some point, you will need to ask for a letter of reference from one of your professors.  They expect to be asked; it’s also part of their job.  But, remember that who writes and for what matters.  Don’t ask your prof who only taught you one intro course to write a letter of recommendation for graduate school.  Why aren’t you asking your advisor who supervised you on an upper-level research project?

Also, make sure you provide adequate advance notice (minimum of a week)!

Three points addressed in this article:

  • Who to choose and when to approach them

  • What to say and what to give them

  • Thank you etiquette

11 Reasons Graduates Lose Out on Jobs [SLIDES]

11 Reasons Graduates Lose Out on Jobs [SLIDES].

Here’s some sound advice for the job market, whether as an anthropology or some other Social Science undergrad.

Note the three key points:

  • Don’t make your resume longer than a 25 year professional, especially when you’re a graduate!
  • Make sure you bring questions to ask your interviewer – maybe find 30 that they’ve never been asked before?
  • Don’t be dressed for failure!