Skills in Anthropology

Communication

  • Ask open-ended, probing questions to understand others views
  • Use active listening in one-on-one and group communication
  • Conduct informative presentations that effectively build rapport with and engage the audience
  • Write clearly and concisely and in a style appropriate for the audience

Information Management

  • Locate, gather and organize information using appropriate technology and information systems

Research

  • Gather information and use information resources 
  • Collect data, assess and evaluate results in a systematic manner
  • Social research, qualitative interviewing and fieldwork, quantitative research methods

Persuading, Negotiating and Influencing

  • Develop a line of reasoned argument and backing up points with logic
  • Being able to persuade others and negotiate an agreement
  • Handling objections 

Citizenship and Global Perspective

  • Integrates an awareness of how social, organizational, and global issues are inter-related with individual and local concerns

Project Management

  • Initiate, plan, and coordinate long-term projects
  • Ability to integrate knowledge from a wide range of disciplines
  • Developing project presentations and reports
  • Communicate clearly with team members

Problem Solving and Critical Analysis

  • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems, demonstrating the ability to be creative and innovative in identifying solutions 
  • Analyze complex textual and cultural phenomenon 
  • Develop critical observations and attention to detail

Organization

  • Organizing ideas and materials in an effective way
  • Design, plan, organize and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe
  • Prioritize tasks

Interpersonal Abilities and Teamwork

  • Establish good relations with the people you work with as well as respecting individual differences
  • Work well with people from diverse backgrounds 
  • Work effectively within a group, demonstrating leadership Monitoring the success of a project and identifying ways to improve it