Category: For Students

Networking at a Postgraduate Workshop

This was article is a companion piece to our video Career Advice for Sociology Graduates. It recounts my experiences as a postgraduate student attending the inaugural Postgraduate Workshop hosted by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). This article was first published in 2004 by Nexus…

Sociology for Social Activism

Dr Dan Brook is a lecturer in sociology and politics at San Jose State University in the United States, and he is also involved with several social activism communities outside of his academic work. This includes support of social causes such as vegetarianism, anti-smoking…

What can you do with a sociology degree?

Stay inspired, colleagues: What can you do with a sociology degree? Useful, world-transforming things!  

Sociology Resources

Here are some resources that may be useful to our S@W members. Whether you are looking for work; a student seeking writing support; keen to take advantage of a free online course; or you are interested in new sociology blogs and publications, these resources…

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: the Need for Practical Skills-based Learning

The World Bank has released a new report – Skills Not Just Diplomas, which presents a critical evaluation on the state of education in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the former Soviet Union. The report lends support for some of the goals of our…

Resource to Help You Land a Job in the Non-Profit Sector

Policy Mic is an online multimedia news site that was launched in June. It enables young, ordinary people to engage in intelligent political debate (read more below) and it also takes on other social issues. A recent piece offers advice about working in the not-for-profit sector….

Influencing Social Change: Advice for Students Who Want to Work with NGOs. Melbourne, Australia

Sharon Bond works as a Senior Research Officer with a not-for-profit organisation in Melbourne, Australia. Sharon conducts research and analysis to inform the planning and development of the organisation’s community services. One of Sharon’s primary research areas is on the ‘through school to work…