A new research brief, “The Impact of Cross-Race Mentoring for ‘Ideal’ and ‘Alternative’ PhD Careers in Sociology” is now available on our website. As always, we invite your comments and questions.
Moving Towards Change: Findings from the 2010 Job Bank Survey is now available on our website. In it, we discuss what happened to the jobs available to newly minted PhDs that were advertised through the ASA in 2010. This year, we also compare specializations requested by employers to the academic interests of our student membership, as indicated on membership forms. Have a read and feel free to post your comments here. We are always interested to hear what you may be interested to learn from these surveys in the future.
Now available on the website are two new PowerPoint presentations exploring different aspects of the sociology pipeline.
- Findings From ASA Surveys of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Recipients: Implications for Departments in a Jobless Recovery
- Homosociality or Crossing Race/Ethnicity/Gender Boundaries? Pipeline Interventions and the Production of Scholarly Careers
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Since 2009, we’ve been tracking the career and educational paths of graduates of sociology Master’s programs. Did they go on to obtain PhDs, or immediately enter the job market? And if so, in what types of programs and jobs? How are these outcomes related to the sociological skills and concepts learned at this level, satisfaction with their programs, and the social capital they’ve developed?
The new data brief, From Programs to Careers: Continuing to Pay Attention to the Master’s Degree in Sociology examines program characteristics, student experiences, and outcomes.
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