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Betsy McEneaney.  ASA study of the Class of 2005 – Sociology BA Graduates  www.asanet.org (Click on “Students” at top right) www.asanet.org  Upon graduation:

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1 Betsy McEneaney

2  ASA study of the Class of 2005 – Sociology BA Graduates  (Click on “Students” at top right)  Upon graduation:  22% planned to go to grad school only  42% planned to work only  27% planned to work and go to grad school

3 Job CategoryPercent Social Services, Counselors, Psychologists 26.5% Clerical/Administrative Support 15.8% Management14.4% Sales/Marketing10.1 Services8.3% Teachers, Librarians8.1%

4  Social Services, Counselors, Psychologists  54.8% of all internships  Social Science, Researchers  23.8% of all internships

5 AAlmost 70% of those who said their job is “closely related” to sociology reported being “very satisfied” with their job. IIf job was “not related” to sociology, only 36% were “very satisfied” with their job. SSO: Look for a job that uses your sociology skills!!

6 TThe ASA study found: SSoc grads often did not list sociology-related skills on resume, AND FFailed to discuss those skills in the job interview YYou won’t get a “sociology-related” job that way!!

7  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)

8  Let’s brainstorm…

9  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

10  Census Bureau   AmeriCorps   Other websites:  -- Federal Jobs  – SPSS-related jobs


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