Institute of Sociology

Career Guidance

Career prospects for sociologists

"What are you studying?"
"Sociology."
"And what can you do with that?"

The answer is that there is a broad spectrum of possible professions after getting a degree in Sociology. The real question is: What do you want to do with your degree in Sociology? What are you interested in? Where do you want to work?

On the website www.mehralstaxifahren.de you will find interviews with sociologists working in various professional fields.

Literature on the subject

We have compiled literature on the subject of career perspectives for sociologists.

The Praxis & Beruf team of the WiSo Faculty also provides literature on the topics of career orientation and application for loan.

Career events

At the Institute of Sociology the following course takes place every semester
"Und was macht man dann damit?! Berufsorientierung für SoziologInnen"
by Daniel Pastuh, M.A. (Friedrich Schiller University Jena).
After an overview of possible occupational fields for sociologists, the event offers an informal framework for exchange with fellow students who have already gained initial practical experience in various occupational fields. There will also be the opportunity for individual discussions with the lecturer on further personal questions on the subject of career orientation.
Save the date: The next date is 13.03.2020.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to orient yourself professionally and acquire relevant practical knowledge in a variety of other events, be they lectures, podium discussions, workshops, excursions or webinars.

Career events