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Sociology and Social Science Master’s students and Ph.D. Candidates

Curious about career options outside of the academic arena?
Join us for Careers Outside of the Academy: Sociology and Social Science Options on Fri, 3/1 from 12:30 – 5:00.
At this event, you’ll hear:
A Keynote from…
Duncan Watts, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
“Doing Social Science on the Web (and in a Web Company)”
Then experience….

A Panel of Laureates in a discussion of career options available to students pursuing graduate degrees in sociology and other social sciences:

  • Christine Bachrach, Ph.D., Research Professor, Maryland Population Research Center “Working the Boundaries: Joys and Perils of Growing Social Science at the NIH”
  • Norman Bradburn, Ph.D., Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago Senior Fellow, National Opinion Research Center (NORC) “The Applied Social Research Industry”
  • George Rapp, Ph.D., President and CEO, The International Rescue Committee, Former President, Columbia University “Opportunities in International Relief and Development”


The program will conclude with brief roundtable break-out discussions  and a reception.


This is collaboration between the Graduate School of Arts and Science, the Department of Sociology, and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.

Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. To RSVP, click here

The event, “Careers Outside of the Academy: Sociology & Social Science Options” and its associated Fellowship are made possible by a generous grant from NYU GSAS Sociology alumnus, Dr. Georgette Bennett.

Finding A Summer Internship

Yes, the semester has just started, and yes, it’s still snowing outside, but warm weather and summer will be here before you know it. Which is why it’s a good idea to start thinking about summer internships now, before Spring semester gets intensely busy.
Kick-start your Summer Internship search by attending Wasserman’s Landing a Summer Internship Eventheld Tuesday, February 12 from 4:30-6pm at the Wasserman Center. Learn the ins-and-outs of finding a summer internship, gather advice on how to market your strengths and skills, and hear from fellow students about lessons learned from their summer internship experiences.
A summer internship can be a great way to explore career interests, gain skills and experience, and learn about an industry to see if it’s a good fit for you.
To get you started, here are three steps to prep for your Summer Internship Search:
  1. Update your LinkedIn profile, to put your best social-media foot forward
  2. Make sure your resume is up to date and you’ve included any new positions or activities you’ve taken on this school year
  3. Start brainstorming to help narrow your search: what industries do you want to explore? In what areas/locations? Part-time or full-time positions? Paid or unpaid?
Looking for additional resources? Check out this vault.com guide to finding a summer internship.