New Book Alert! The Employable Sociologist: A Guide for Undergraduates
Here at Applied Worldwide, we celebrate all things applied sociology—and Dr. Martha A. Martinez’s new book The Employable Sociologist: A Guide for Undergraduates is no exception!
We are especially excited about this book because there are so few resources targeting career prospects for undergraduate sociology students. This lack of resources often leaves undergraduates in sociology to fend for themselves in a labor market where the beneficial skills they acquired during their studies might not seem to fit very neatly. However, sociology graduates have a unique and wide set of skills that are transferable to a variety of industries—so many, in fact, that it can sometimes feel overwhelming!
Martinez’s book is here to guide undergraduates in translating their sociology skills into a career path that reflects their values and identities, making the transition from student to professional less overwhelming. You can purchase the book, published by Springer, at the link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-41323-0#about-this-book.
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More about the Book:
This book addresses a gap in and outside academia: how to help Sociology undergraduates develop skills for career success while maintaining a sociologically rigorous approach. Matching sociological theories, methods, and knowledge with contemporary capitalistic managerial and work practices, it shows how sociology undergraduates are not only employable but have marketable advantages over graduates of other disciplines. A student following the program embodied in this book will actively nurture a strong sociological identity; create a job search plan integrating personal and disciplinary interests, values, and skills; design job application materials that provide the best fit for specific jobs and organizations; and launch a satisfying career path. Beyond an employment guide, it will facilitate the teaching of career development by Sociology faculty; increase students’ ongoing confidence in their potential; and provide a solid foundation for communicating the transformative power of Sociology to employers and managers in the government, business, and non-profit sectors.