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Promoting the professional excellence of applied sociologists and supporting career planning of students

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Happy New Year, colleagues! May we all continue to make a better world through sociological action. I have a few blog posts ready to kick start 2019! Starting from tomorrow, we’ll have a weekly series over January, on Careers in Sociology. We’ll cover the issues and opportunities for graduates, how to look for applied work, creating a CV, starting a consultancy, and from there, there’ll be other fun pieces.

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year, colleagues! May we all continue to make a better world through sociological action. I have a few blog posts ready to kick start 2019! Starting from tomorrow, we’ll have a weekly series over January, on Careers in Sociology. We’ll cover the issues and opportunities for graduates, how to look for applied work, creating a CV, starting a consultancy, and from there, there’ll be other fun pieces.

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Sociology for What, Who, Where and How? Situating Applied Sociology in Action

By Zuleyka Zevallos The discipline of sociology has grappled with several overlapping issues regarding the purpose and utility of our profession beyond its intellectual pursuit. Debates about the s…

Protecting Activist Academics Against Public Harassment

Protecting Activist Academics Against Public Harassment

There have been an increased number of public attacks on underrepresented academics for their education and activism on social media. The term “activist academic” describes the longstan…

“It’s time to banish any lingering myths about the value of a degree. Our report shows that employers in the public and private sectors are queuing up to hire social science graduates.

Sociology Careers in High Demand

In 2011, Career Cast ranked the job of sociologist 11th amongst all professions in the USA, based on Department of Labour measures of work environment, stress and hiring outlook. In 2013, The Wall…

Dr Dan Brook is a lecturer in sociology and politics at San Jose State University in the USA, and he is also involved with several social activism communitie. San Jose State University, Career Planning, Social Activities, Sociology, Problem Solving, Other People, Larger, Connect, Take That
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Sociology for Activism: Dr Dan Brook

Dr Dan Brook is a lecturer in sociology and politics at San Jose State University in the USA, and he is also involved with several social activism communitie...

In Honour of Nelson Mandela Day Sociology Quotes, Scriptures About Fear, Nelson Mandela Day, Leader Quotes, Career Planning, The Absence, Some Words, How To Plan, Feelings

In Honour of Nelson Mandela Day

On the 18th of July, the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela Day. Mandela has been hospitalised for over two weeks. The BBC reports today that the human rights leader and Former President of South …

“You’re never too old to learn! … If you have life experience you have a lot to offer any organisation.” Dr Sue Malta shares her career as an applied sociologist in health and ageing

Applied Sociology Career in Health & Ageing: Dr Sue Malta

Dr Sue Malta works as a Research Fellow for the National Ageing Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, as well working as a researcher with the Royal Fr...

Within academia, you cannot conduct research without ethics approval from the university. Outside of academia, some research organisations will have some ethics protocols in place, but they may not be inclusive of sociological values. Student Interview, Interview Questions, Career Planning, Sociology, Latest Video, Workplace, This Or That Questions, Biographies, Kids

Sociology Ethics in an Applied Workplace

I'm currently editing our latest video for Sociology At Work. I'll be discussing some of the key questions that emerged from The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Postgraduate Workshop. I was invited to speak on a careers panel along with three other applied researchers. Students asked about issues like translating theory into practice, professional identity, and…

Dr Dan Brook is a lecturer in sociology and politics at San Jose State University in the USA, and he is also involved with several social activism communitie. San Jose State University, Career Planning, Social Activities, Sociology, Problem Solving, Other People, Larger, Connect, Take That
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Sociology for Activism: Dr Dan Brook

Dr Dan Brook is a lecturer in sociology and politics at San Jose State University in the USA, and he is also involved with several social activism communitie...

By and large, and in spite of the challenges, applied sociological work brings great pleasure. Read about how I learned to navigate the highs and difficulties of working with clients.

Sociology for Clients

I have previously discussed the four questions facing applied sociologists. These questions refer to how we utilise sociological theories, methods and principles in our work, and the challenges and opportunities we encounter practising sociology outside academia. In brief, these questions are: Sociology for What? That is, why are we doing sociology and what are the "real life" constraints in…

Where to Look For Contract Research Work

Where to Look For Contract Research Work

It can be tough to know where to look for a job as an applied sociologist. Contract work can be an ideal place to start out so you can build up your resume. To this end, there are a couple of indus…

Sociological Leadership in Education: Abuja, Nigeria

Sociological Leadership in Education: Abuja, Nigeria

Dr Steve Nwokeocha is based in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Here he explains how sociology influences his management style, and demonstrates ‘the difference a sociologist can make i…

“You’re never too old to learn! … If you have life experience you have a lot to offer any organisation.” Dr Sue Malta shares her career as an applied sociologist in health and ageing

Applied Sociology Career in Health & Ageing: Dr Sue Malta

Dr Sue Malta works as a Research Fellow and Project Manager for the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) in Melbourne, Australia. This is a not-for-profit organisation that runs community deve…

Where to Look For Contract Research Work

Where to Look For Contract Research Work

It can be tough to know where to look for a job as an applied sociologist. Contract work can be an ideal place to start out so you can build up your resume. To this end, there are a couple of indus…

"Sociologists collectively need to make their voice heard, not only in their respective countries but also across international borders.

Sociological Leadership in Education: Abuja, Nigeria

Dr Steve Nwokeocha is based in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Here he explains how sociology influences his management style, and demonstrates ‘the difference a sociologist can make i…

Sociology, politics and culture are inextricably linked – at least in practice, if not always in theory. I don’t think we can have one without the others. Different Types Of People, San Jose State University, Anti Smoking, Career Planning, Social Activities, Global Warming, At Least, Politics, Teaching
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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…