Sociology at Work provides articles, videos, podcasts, graphics and other resources to promote the excellence of applied sociologists and to support the career planning of sociology students.

Our site was created as a network to help practitioners who work beyond academia. Make sure to write comments and questions, and connect with us on social media to stay up to date with applied sociology news from around the world.

Explore Our Site

  • What is Applied Sociology? Introduction and video
  • Students: Articles providing career planning advice
  • Careers in Applied Sociology: Articles and videos aimed at recent graduates detailing career paths and how to find applied work
  • Professional Support: Articles and podcasts focused on issues faced by practitioners who are already working outside academia
  • Working Notes: Applied sociologists from Australia, the UK, Asia and Africa write about their everyday work, theory and methods
  • Videos: Our interviews with applied researchers and activists
  • Useful Data Sources: Open source data to support your research and activism

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Coming Up

Future articles, videos and podcasts will address:

  • Negotiating client relationships
  • Carrying out research in applied contexts
  • Job hunting
  • Career planning
  • Tips for students writing theses and for thinking ahead post-graduation
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