Great Jobs For Sociology Majors

Author: Stephen Lambert
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642056
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It isn't always obvious what a college major can offer to the workplace. Great Jobs books help students and recent college graduates explore the possibilities in their majors and provide: Guidance on how to present a major as a workplace asset during an interview A primer for new college grads on how to conduct a job search Ways to use a college major in the real world

Careers In Sociology

Author: W. Richard Stephens
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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What career opportunities are available for those interested in sociology? What avenues does such a degree open for people? This handy resource provides meaningful answers to these questions, serving as an indispensable guide for anyone considering sociology as an eventual career path. The book presents a series of biographies called ÒCharacter ProfilesÓ which serve as a template for career development on the basis of a degree in sociology. These new profiles outline careers in third world development, the computer industry, military intelligence, women and entrepreneurship, and virtual sociology, among others. People considering careers in sociology.

What To Do With Your Psychology Or Sociology Degree

Author: Jason Wall
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN:
Size: 24.18 MB
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A series of practical handbooks for students with a degree in the liberal arts explains how to transform their chosen academic field into a career that will make the most of their educational backgrounds, as well as how to pursue further academic study, fellowships and internships, and entry-level jobs.

Great Jobs For English Majors

Author: Julie DeGalan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071458751
Size: 43.16 MB
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Answers your question "What can I do with a major in English?" It isn't always obvious what your college major can offer to the workplace.Great Jobs for English Majorshelps you explore the possibilities your major creates and provides: Guidance on how to present an English major as a workplace asset during an interview A primer on how to conduct a job search Ways to use your major in the real world

You Re Hired

Author: Cheryl Joseph
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787149455
Size: 76.93 MB
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Featuring conversations with more than thirty sociology majors on their career trajectories, responses from employers on why they hire sociology majors, and practical career advice, You’re Hired! Putting Your Sociology Major to Work provides a comprehensive account for students on the value of a sociology major.

Pedigree

Author: Lauren A. Rivera
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880742
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Americans are taught to believe that upward mobility is possible for anyone who is willing to work hard, regardless of their social status, yet it is often those from affluent backgrounds who land the best jobs. Pedigree takes readers behind the closed doors of top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms to reveal the truth about who really gets hired for the nation's highest-paying entry-level jobs, who doesn’t, and why. Drawing on scores of in-depth interviews as well as firsthand observation of hiring practices at some of America’s most prestigious firms, Lauren Rivera shows how, at every step of the hiring process, the ways that employers define and evaluate merit are strongly skewed to favor job applicants from economically privileged backgrounds. She reveals how decision makers draw from ideas about talent—what it is, what best signals it, and who does (and does not) have it—that are deeply rooted in social class. Displaying the "right stuff" that elite employers are looking for entails considerable amounts of economic, social, and cultural resources on the part of the applicants and their parents. Challenging our most cherished beliefs about college as a great equalizer and the job market as a level playing field, Pedigree exposes the class biases built into American notions about the best and the brightest, and shows how social status plays a significant role in determining who reaches the top of the economic ladder.

Career Paths In Psychology

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433823107
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Opting Out

Author: Maya A. Beasley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226040127
Size: 61.59 MB
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Why has the large income gap between blacks and whites persisted for decades after the passage of civil rights legislation? More specifically, why do African Americans remain substantially underrepresented in the highest-paying professions, such as science, engineering, information technology, and finance? A sophisticated study of racial disparity, Opting Out examines why some talented black undergraduates pursue lower-paying, lower-status careers despite being amply qualified for more prosperous ones. To explore these issues, Maya A. Beasley conducted in-depth interviews with black and white juniors at two of the nation’s most elite universities, one public and one private. Beasley identifies a set of complex factors behind these students’ career aspirations, including the anticipation of discrimination in particular fields; the racial composition of classes, student groups, and teaching staff; student values; and the availability of opportunities to network. Ironically, Beasley also discovers, campus policies designed to enhance the academic and career potential of black students often reduce the diversity of their choices. Shedding new light on the root causes of racial inequality, Opting Out will be essential reading for parents, educators, students, scholars, and policymakers.

Bridging The Gaps

Author: James E. Rosenbaum
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
ISBN: 1610448685
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College-for-all has become the new American dream. Most high school students today express a desire to attend college, and 90% of on-time high school graduates enroll in higher education in the eight years following high school. Yet, degree completion rates remain low for non-traditional students—students who are older, low-income, or have poor academic achievement—even at community colleges that endeavor to serve them. What can colleges do to reduce dropouts? In Bridging the Gaps, education scholars James Rosenbaum, Caitlin Ahearn, and Janet Rosenbaum argue that when institutions focus only on bachelor’s degrees and traditional college procedures, they ignore other pathways to educational and career success. Using multiple longitudinal studies, the authors evaluate the shortcomings and successes of community colleges and investigate how these institutions can promote alternatives to BAs and traditional college procedures to increase graduation rates and improve job payoffs. The authors find that sub-baccalaureate credentials—associate degrees and college certificates—can improve employment outcomes. Young adults who complete these credentials have higher employment rates, earnings, autonomy, career opportunities, and job satisfaction than those who enroll but do not complete credentials. Sub-BA credentials can be completed at community college in less time than bachelor’s degrees, making them an affordable option for many low-income students. Bridging the Gaps shows that when community colleges overemphasize bachelor’s degrees, they tend to funnel resources into remedial programs, and try to get low-performing students on track for a BA. Yet, remedial programs have inconsistent success rates and can create unrealistic expectations, leading struggling students to drop out before completing any degree. The authors show that colleges can devise procedures that reduce remedial placements and help students discover unseen abilities, attain valued credentials, get good jobs, and progress on degree ladders to higher credentials. To turn college-for-all into a reality, community college students must be aware of their multiple credential and career options. Bridging the Gaps shows how colleges can create new pathways for non-traditional students to achieve success in their schooling and careers.

Parenting To A Degree

Author: Laura T. Hamilton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022618367X
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Helicopter parents—the kind that continue to hover even in college—are one of the most ridiculed figures of twenty-first-century parenting, criticized for creating entitled young adults who boomerang back home. But do involved parents really damage their children and burden universities? In this book, sociologist Laura T. Hamilton illuminates the lives of young women and their families to ask just what role parents play during the crucial college years. Hamilton vividly captures the parenting approaches of mothers and fathers from all walks of life—from a CFO for a Fortune 500 company to a waitress at a roadside diner. As she shows, parents are guided by different visions of the ideal college experience, built around classed notions of women’s work/family plans and the ideal age to “grow up.” Some are intensively involved and hold adulthood at bay to cultivate specific traits: professional helicopters, for instance, help develop the skills and credentials that will advance their daughters’ careers, while pink helicopters emphasize appearance, charm, and social ties in the hopes that women will secure a wealthy mate. In sharp contrast, bystander parents—whose influence is often limited by economic concerns—are relegated to the sidelines of their daughter’s lives. Finally, paramedic parents—who can come from a wide range of class backgrounds—sit in the middle, intervening in emergencies but otherwise valuing self-sufficiency above all. Analyzing the effects of each of these approaches with clarity and depth, Hamilton ultimately argues that successfully navigating many colleges and universities without involved parents is nearly impossible, and that schools themselves are increasingly dependent on active parents for a wide array of tasks, with intended and unintended consequences. Altogether, Parenting to a Degree offers an incisive look into the new—and sometimes problematic—relationship between students, parents, and universities.