Professional Development Webinars

Publishing Opportunities for Applied Research

Practitioners and academicians alike will benefit from this panel discussion with chief editors of four peer-reviewed journals that publish applied research. Aside from providing a description of the types of articles appropriate for each journal, editors will share tips on how to move your research from execution to published work.

Crafting Your Sociological Brand

This workshop will guide participants on how to craft a sociological brand. Participants will learn a variety of social media branding strategies that can be used, as well as approaches to individual and professional branding. The workshop also will discuss how to turn academic papers into broader-based content for different audiences. Finally, we will explore how to create your own personal brand as a sociologist, using the passion for your sociological imagination into a value proposition and key differentiator to different audiences.

AACS Certification: Preparation, Process and Practice

August 17, 2020 (2pm EST). This professional development workshop is designed to help prepare attendees and potential certification applicants for the certification process to help ensure success. It is designed for students and professionals alike, offering practical guidance. Topics include, but are not limited to an explanation why certification is important in professional practice, curriculum vitae development, writing your portfolio, procedural guidelines, the certification demonstration, and the process from start to finish.

Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining an Applied Business

This webinar will cover the basic decisions, approaches, and nuances of starting and surviving with your own business. While every endeavor is unique, this webinar will prepare you to understand what issues you need to consider in starting and maintaining a business and the effect of the decisions you make.

Program Evaluation 101

Effective evaluation is critical to improving private and public programs and is increasingly demanded by program stakeholders, including funders. Social science concepts and methods are an excellent basis for program evaluation. This webinar will provide participants with basic knowledge, skills, and practices they can use to conduct their own evaluations for program improvement and advocacy.

Sociology Beyond the Academy-Strategies for Searching for and Working in Non-Faculty Positions

Tips on searching for non-academic jobs, writing cover letters and resumes, and crafting a Linkedin profile that is effective for nonacademic audiences.