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ASA study of the Class of 2005 – Sociology BA Graduates www.asanet.org (Click on “Students” at top right) www.asanet.org Upon graduation: 22% planned to go to grad school only 42% planned to work only 27% planned to work and go to grad school
Job CategoryPercent Social Services, Counselors, Psychologists 26.5% Clerical/Administrative Support 15.8% Management14.4% Sales/Marketing10.1 Services8.3% Teachers, Librarians8.1%
Social Services, Counselors, Psychologists 54.8% of all internships Social Science, Researchers 23.8% of all internships
AAlmost 70% of those who said their job is “closely related” to sociology reported being “very satisfied” with their job. IIf job was “not related” to sociology, only 36% were “very satisfied” with their job. SSO: Look for a job that uses your sociology skills!!
TThe ASA study found: SSoc grads often did not list sociology-related skills on resume, AND FFailed to discuss those skills in the job interview YYou won’t get a “sociology-related” job that way!!
Developing evidence-based arguments Evaluating different research methods Writing a report understandable to non- sociologists Forming and testing hypotheses Using computer resources to develop a reference list Analyzing data and interpreting results Conducting interviews and focus groups Using statistical software (SPSS, Excel)
Working sociology into the discussion Your ideas? Mention your concentration or other specific coursework Think about papers, projects, internships that you did that relate to the job in some way before the interview How might collecting some data help the organization solve a problem it is facing – sketch it out for them
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