Navigating the Non-academic Job Market

Date: June 10, 2020

  • Kristyn Frank (Moderator), Statistics Canada
  • Andrea Dean, Organizational Development Consultant and PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario
  • Shane Dixon, Senior Research Associate – Centre for Research on Security Practices, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Loanna Heidinger, Statistics Canada
  • Animwaa Obeng-Akrofi, Community Outreach Advisor – Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary

Graduate training helps students develop skills and competencies that can be applied in non-academic work settings, however, students often have little awareness around how to leverage their training in the job market. This panel features sociologists working in a range of careers outside of academia. Panelists will discuss how they identified career paths that allowed them to apply their skills and interests, explain how to write a resume selling academic skills to the market, and offer other suggestions and possible resources to help with the job search. Following their presentations, panellists will take questions from the audience.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Canadian Sociological Association’s Applied Sociology Cluster.

Recording (YouTube)


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