Location

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Start Date

12-5-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

12-5-2015 1:00 PM

Subjects

School credits -- United States -- Outside work, Service learning, Community engagement, Applied anthropology

Description

Many anthropology majors gain an academic familiarity with the subject through coursework, but lack an understanding of how to utilize their anthropological skills outside of academia in future careers. To remedy this issue, the Lambda Alpha Beta Honor Society (LAB), a student-led anthropology organization at Portland State University, provides opportunities for participation in events that get students involved with our local community, such as non-profit organizations and local cultural institutions. Some of these organizations include the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Clark Public Utilities, The Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Potluck in the Park, and Habitat for Humanity. As an unfunded student group, LAB provides opportunities for students at no cost that simultaneously boost their career while also giving back to the community. We also have spearheaded the first crowdsourcing fundraiser in the anthropology department in cooperation with the PSU Foundation to raise money to update our PSU anthropological research photography exhibit. Furthermore, we helped apply for funding to send PSU graduate students to present their research at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference (SfAA) in Pittsburgh, PA. This conference provides a major networking opportunity for our students and assures our relationship within the applied anthropology subfield in general. Therefore, LAB provides an example of a student group that bridges the gap between studying anthropology in the classroom and practicing anthropology as a career.

Many anthropology majors gain an academic familiarity with the subject through coursework, but lack an understanding of how to utilize their anthropological skills outside of academia in future careers. To remedy this issue, the Lambda Alpha Beta Honor Society (LAB), a student-led anthropology organization at Portland State University, provides opportunities for participation in events that get students involved with our local community, such as non-profit organizations and local cultural institutions. Some of these organizations include the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Clark Public Utilities, The Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Potluck in the Park, and Habitat for Humanity. As an unfunded student group, LAB provides opportunities for students at no cost that simultaneously boost their career while also giving back to the community. We also have spearheaded the first crowdsourcing fundraiser in the anthropology department in cooperation with the PSU Foundation to raise money to update our PSU anthropological research photography exhibit. Furthermore, we helped apply for funding to send PSU graduate students to present their research at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference (SfAA) in Pittsburgh, PA. This conference provides a major networking opportunity for our students and assures our relationship within the applied anthropology subfield in general. Therefore, LAB provides an example of a student group that bridges the gap between studying anthropology in the classroom and practicing anthropology as a career.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19821

 
May 12th, 11:00 AM May 12th, 1:00 PM

Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society (LAB): Bridging The Gap Between Coursework And Career

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Many anthropology majors gain an academic familiarity with the subject through coursework, but lack an understanding of how to utilize their anthropological skills outside of academia in future careers. To remedy this issue, the Lambda Alpha Beta Honor Society (LAB), a student-led anthropology organization at Portland State University, provides opportunities for participation in events that get students involved with our local community, such as non-profit organizations and local cultural institutions. Some of these organizations include the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Clark Public Utilities, The Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Potluck in the Park, and Habitat for Humanity. As an unfunded student group, LAB provides opportunities for students at no cost that simultaneously boost their career while also giving back to the community. We also have spearheaded the first crowdsourcing fundraiser in the anthropology department in cooperation with the PSU Foundation to raise money to update our PSU anthropological research photography exhibit. Furthermore, we helped apply for funding to send PSU graduate students to present their research at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference (SfAA) in Pittsburgh, PA. This conference provides a major networking opportunity for our students and assures our relationship within the applied anthropology subfield in general. Therefore, LAB provides an example of a student group that bridges the gap between studying anthropology in the classroom and practicing anthropology as a career.

Many anthropology majors gain an academic familiarity with the subject through coursework, but lack an understanding of how to utilize their anthropological skills outside of academia in future careers. To remedy this issue, the Lambda Alpha Beta Honor Society (LAB), a student-led anthropology organization at Portland State University, provides opportunities for participation in events that get students involved with our local community, such as non-profit organizations and local cultural institutions. Some of these organizations include the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Clark Public Utilities, The Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge, Potluck in the Park, and Habitat for Humanity. As an unfunded student group, LAB provides opportunities for students at no cost that simultaneously boost their career while also giving back to the community. We also have spearheaded the first crowdsourcing fundraiser in the anthropology department in cooperation with the PSU Foundation to raise money to update our PSU anthropological research photography exhibit. Furthermore, we helped apply for funding to send PSU graduate students to present their research at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference (SfAA) in Pittsburgh, PA. This conference provides a major networking opportunity for our students and assures our relationship within the applied anthropology subfield in general. Therefore, LAB provides an example of a student group that bridges the gap between studying anthropology in the classroom and practicing anthropology as a career.