This is the first article from our special series, Applied Sociologists and the Covid-19 Pandemic. Benjamin Drury works as a Resident Head, in the not-for-profit sector (service delivery), in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Writing in April 2020, Benjamin discusses how his role looking after the… Continue Reading “Using Applied Sociology to Provide Care to Student Residents During COVID-19”
Learn how to apply for a job as an applied sociologist. Including how to communicate with your prospective employer, to how to write a cover letter, to what to write in your job application.
Sociology graduates identify gaps in their vocational training and the careers they go into.
By Susan Pitt  I have finally come to the realisation that I am a sociologist, but some times I have felt like a ship without a rudder. I have drifted off course without the benefit of others around me to steer me back, and… Continue Reading “I Can Feel Like a Ship Without a Rudder”
How long was your thesis? If you’re still a student, how long do you plan your thesis to be? In the amusing graphic below by blogger R is My Friend, we can see that sociology is right up there for voluminous pages, along with… Continue Reading “Learning to Write a Thesis: An Applied Sociology Perspective”
When I was still teaching sociology, I was often bemused when some students complained that they had too much reading to do ahead of class. We typically set two journal articles or book chapters as mandatory reading each week (and of course there were… Continue Reading “Why Do We Read So Much in Sociology?”
As a student, did you ever wonder why we do so much group work in sociology classes? This isn’t a superficial way to discuss readings – you’re learning valuable skills that will serve you well in an applied career.
Our most recent video discusses the careers panel that I sat on as part of the annual conference for The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). I focus on the panel discussion about how to translate theory into practice when you’re working outside academia. I also… Continue Reading “Career Advice for Sociology Graduates”
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… Continue Reading “Networking at a Postgraduate Workshop”