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Personalized guidance & support to help biological anthropologists transition from academia to the world at large!

For graduate students & recent grads.

For professionals considering a change.

Tailored for biological anthropologists.

Opportunities to connect with mentors.

Peer reviewed & approved content.

The journey to find meaningful work in any field (be it in academia or outside of it) is rarely a clear and direct route.

But those with graduate degrees in biological anthropology encounter a particularly unique challenge. And we're often left to struggle through and deal with it on our own.

If you're feeling lost, overwhelmed, or concerned about the road ahead, this program is for you.

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ACE for Anthropologists is a personalized professional development program, designed by biological anthropologists (us, with the help of CABA-ACAB) for biological anthropologist (you) to support students and recent graduates through the process of applying for jobs outside of academia.

What is
ACE for Anthropologists?


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is an acronym for:

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In this program, you will learn to:

  • take the right action to find meaningful work beyond academia

  • communicate your unique skills to potential employers and hiring managers

  • manage the emotional transition from academia to the workforce

Why join
ACE for Anthropologists?



Program Components:

  • Program e-book that specifically addresses the challenges biological anthropologists face when transitioning from school to the workforce

  • Confidence building “Apply It” activities allowing you to tailor your personal experiences, skills, and academic experiences for your job search to find meaningful work

  • Access to ACE Auxiliary resources to help you master the process

  • Access to regularly scheduled "online office hours" that provided unique opportunities to chat with mentors who hold anthropology degrees and work outside of academia

Connect with mentors in virtual chats:

  • Hear the personal journeys of others who have of found meaningful work outside of academia

  • Learn how they use their anthropological  knowledge, training, and experiences in their current work lives

  • Ask questions and discuss key topics related to managing the transition from academia to the workforce

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Ready to get started?

Enroll Now for FREE!


All CAPA-ACAP members are granted lifetime access to this resource free of charge. Registration via Prime Earth is required for user data collection to monitor program performance and impact.

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Our Commitment to Quality

At Prime Earth, we're proud to provide high quality educational resources at low cost to participants.

Funding for the start up of this pilot program was generously provided by:

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Got a question about ACE? Contact us at


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