American Sociological Association

Social Capital for Sociology Majors: Applied Activities and Peer Networks

March 2013
Authors: Roberta Spalter-Roth, Nicole Van Vooren, Mary S. Senter

Building social capital through activities outside the classroom can help students find jobs after graduation. This research brief examines how sociology departments create opportunities for their majors to build social capital through activities such as internships and career fairs, and the level of participation amongst students. 

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