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Resources for New Graduate Students in Sociology


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Hi all,

Over the last several days I've discovered a wealth of resources on the Internet for new graduate students, many of them directly relevant to sociology. I hope this list benefits others as much as it is helping me prepare for the challenges - and enjoyment - to come. 

How to Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students (University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School): http://www.rackham.umich.edu/downloads/publications/mentoring.pdf

Grad Skool Roolz: Everything You Need to Know about Academia from Admissions to Tenure, by Fabio Rojas (Sociology at Indiana): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93455

No More Lame Prosems: Professional Development Seminars in Sociology, by Chris Uggen (Sociology at Minnesota) and Heather Hlvaka, Sociology at Marquette): http://users.soc.umn.edu/~uggen/uggen_hlavka_ch_08.pdf

Talk given to the First Year Graduate Student Proseminar at the University of California, Berkeley, Sociology Department, Fall 2007 (John Levi Martin, Sociology at Chicago ): http://home.uchicago.edu/~jlmartin/Talks/Notes on talk to graduate students at proseminar.pdf

How to Survive Your First Year of Graduate School in Economics, by Matthew Pearson (Economics): https://law.vanderbilt.edu/phd/How_to_Survive_1st_Year.pdf

How to Publish, by Kwan Choi (Economics): http://www.roie.org/how.htm

Info and Advice for Graduate Students (University of Maryland, Economics): http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~limao/graduate_info.pdf

Advice for First-Year Ph.D. Students in Economics at Cornell: http://www.economics.cornell.edu/graduate-program/gsafe/advice-first-year-phd-students-economics-cornell

Reflections on Surviving the Academic Job Market (R. Karl Rethemeyer, Public Affairs at Albany): http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/gateway_docs/job_market_resources/2014/ReflectionsJobMrkt_AoM_July14.pdf

Graduate School Success by PhDs.org: http://www.phds.org/graduate-school-success 

Peter Bearman's AMA - Sociology Job Market Rumors: http://www.socjobrumors.com/topic/peter-bearmans-ama

Looking forward to reading others' discoveries as well!

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Great list! I love JLM's advice on grad school, there's more to check out on his website if people are interested. To add on: 

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This is a great idea!  Here are some that I'll add too:

One of my professor's recommended this blog to me http://theprofessorisin.com there are so many great articles in this for people at all levels of academia and she's very easy to read.  

Also as a first source for some theory backgrounds, I've used this as a first source through grad school so far (I know the match up between Anth and Soc isn't perfect but we do have some overlap and this give you the whole background which is nice). https://anthropology.ua.edu/cultures/cultures.php 

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