American Sociological Association

Mixed Success: Four Years of Experiences of 2005 Sociology Graduates

May 2010
Authors: Roberta Spalter-Roth, Nicole Van Vooren

This research brief uses data from the second wave of the 2005 sociology major survey to examine the social capital students gained after graduating. The majority of respondents reported pursuing additional hard and especially soft skills post-graduation, and as a result of this new skill development, move from non-professional jobs into professional ones. 

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