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Social Science

You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from social science majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent social science graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.

Potential Employers

  • American Enterprise Institute - Social and Cultural Studies, Research, and Academic Outreach positions
  • The Campus Special, LLC - Event Marketing Manager positions
  • Project Vote Smart - Research and Political Science positions
  • Middleway Transitional Housing – The Rise - Program positions
  • Hope for Women Magazine LLC - Social Media positions
  • R&B Solutions - Campaign positions
  • Greenpeace USA - Grassroots Organizing positions
  • Mattersight - Analyst positions
  • BigMachines, Inc. - Project Manager positions
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Marketing positions

Job Search Sites

These sites post jobs that relate directly to analysis, statistics, and math. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled “careers,“ “jobs,“ “employment,“ or “opportunities."

  • Social science
  • Education
  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Policy
  • History
  • Sociology

Organization & Company Research Resources

When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.

IUB Library's Collection of Company Research Links

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  • In your opinion, what are the positive and negative effects of globalization? And why?
  • Why is strategic planning important to the future of our organization?
  • How would a previous client/research partner/professor describe you?
  • What research have you completed and what has it taught you that would help you with this position?
  • What is the role of society in the context of this position?

Insider Tips

  • Demonstrate your growth by focusing on the experience you developed in one or two activities or organizations.
  • Don’t hide your liberal arts interests—but talk about your involvement in business terms.
  • The federal resume is not the same as a private industry resume. It is longer, more detailed, and must include keywords from the federal job announcement. Your resume must also demonstrate your specialized experiences, and should be no longer than five pages.
  • Identify your unique qualifications. Take the time to research the organization, identify how your skills match the job requirements and what sets you apart from the other candidates, and highlight those things on your resume.
  • Take advantage of every opportunity to meet employers and learn about different industries, jobs, and companies. Attend campus career events and talk to business guests. Show you are a professional in attitude, appearance, and behavior. Meeting you will help an employer to decide if you could be a fit for his or her organization.

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