Anthropology Club President
As president of the Anthropology Club for the 2016-2017 academic year, I planned numerous events, promoted the anthropology department on social media, and worked to promote anthropology on campus.
The main leadership goals were the following:
- Increase campus engagement with anthropology
- Improve club attendance and involvement on campus
- Help students to explore anthropology outside of the classroom
- Provide career and graduate school related information and training
The 2016-2017 academic year saw a dramatic improvement in attendance and student engagement with club activities. For the 2015-2016 academic year, club attendance averaged 2-3 people at each meeting. For the 2016-2017 academic year, we had an average attendance of 8-10 people at each meeting, and 10-15 people at each special event. The department had on average 80-100 students majoring in anthropology.
In addition to special events and club meetings, I also began an initiative to promote Anthropology Club members' research, study abroad experiences, and post-graduation plans.
This leadership experience had four primary outcomes:
- Increased club attendance: went from 2-3 people per meeting in 2015-2016 to 8-10 per meeting, and 10-15 at special events.
- First successful Archaeology Day mock-dig
- Beginning of an initiative to promote Anthropology Club members' experiences
- Club Events, such as: graduate school preparation panel, Archaeology Day, trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center, Spring Internship and Career Expo preparation event, World Anthropology Day celebration, guest speakers, and a trip to Jungle Jim's International Market