Finding the Next Job: Wisdom for all Seekers

  • 10 Nov 2015
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sumner School (1201 17th St NW)


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Finding the Next Job:  Wisdom for all Seekers    

Organizer:  Eleanor King
Panelists: Ruth Sando, Stephen Epstein, Alina Epstein
Date: Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Sumner School


This program departs from our usual lecture format in being a hands-on workshop for all those thinking of transitioning to a new position.  Whether you are looking for your first job, trying to find a more challenging position in your current organization, or wanting to switch your line of work completely, this workshop is for you.  A panel of colleagues with different levels of expertise will first give you a few of their best tips on how to find the right job and on how to “package” yourself so you get that job. The meat of the program, following these short presentations and a brief question and answer session, will be a working session.  The panelists and other colleagues will look through resumes, talk strategies, and otherwise help you refine your search and polish your credentials.  Please bring your ideas for work and your resume with you when you come.  If you would like more detailed feedback, please submit your resume ahead of time to eleanormking@verizon.net.

Ruth Sando

Ruth Sando, owner and principal of Sando and Associates, is a seasoned applied anthropologist. Her company provides clients with effective communication strategies and messages; attitude, awareness and usage studies; evaluation; and identifying unmet needs. She has also worked for several large firms in the financial services field. Through her own career experience, she has seen the challenges that anthropologists face in the job market and has identified some approaches that can help candidates stand out.

She earned a B.A. in anthropology from The George Washington University and M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from The University of Hawaii.

Stephen Epstein

A Pre-Columbian Andean Archaeometallurgist with a PhD in anthropology, Steve has investigated careers in academia, with 25 years at the University of Pennsylvania; the military, with 30 years in the Army Reserve; and now, diplomacy, with 15 years in the State Department.  As a result of these experiences, he is uniquely qualified for his next job, which he has not yet identified, and can offer suggestions on how to reinterpret your credentials and experience.

Alina Epstein

In 2011, Alina graduated with a BA in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.  Now a young professional, she is transitioning from the creative floundering phase of her career to the deliberate development phase. Recently unemployed, she has fresh insights on navigating the DC job scene and forging opportunities in this competitive environment.

Meeting:  Charles Sumner School, corner of 17th St and M St NW, Washington, DC

How to get there:  The Sumner School is located at 1201 17th St NW (corner of 17th St and M St NW).  The entrance to the meeting area is on 17th St under the black metal stairway. Directions from Metro Red Line: From Farragut North station, take either L St exit, walk one block east to 17th St, turn left and walk 2 blocks north.  Enter through the double doors under the black metal staircase. Check with security for the meeting room.

Pre-meeting dinner/happy hour: 

Location:  Bua Thai

1635 P St NW
(202) 265-0828

Bua Thai is located on P Street between 16th and 17th Sts NW.  We will be meeting upstairs.  Bua Thai has a full bar and happy hour specials on appetizers ($4.00) and wine ($3.00) until 7:00 pm.

How to get there:  Bua Thai is located at 1635 P Street NW Washington, DC.  Paid parking is available across the street.  By Metro, take the Red Line to DuPont Circle.  Take the 19th St / South exit, walk around the circle counterclockwise to P Street (the fountain will be on your left), crossing Connecticut Ave and Massachusetts Aves.  Turn right (east) on P Street and walk 2 blocks to 17th St.  Bua Thai is on the left after the intersection, just beyond the CVS.  It is a 5-8 minute walk from DuPont Circle Metro.

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