Friday, October 19, 2012

Interesting Non-Sociology But With Sociology Twist Paid Internship


Neighborhood Operations Intern

Nextdoor is looking for exceptional intern candidates for a 3-month paid internship with the opportunity of a permanent, full-time position for exceptionally strong performers. This is a great opportunity for smart people to gain experience in an early-stage startup environment.

As a Neighborhood Operations Intern, you’ll play an important role in a fast-paced and fun venture-backed startup, with the opportunity of transitioning to a full-time position. You'll own the primary communications with users and will work closely with the product and engineering teams to advocate for improvements in the product and user experience.


  • Help guide new users through the steps of creating a Nextdoor website for their neighborhood
  • Analyze user feedback and advocate for enhancements across the Nextdoor team, while also being the voice of the Nextdoor team to the community
  • Develop and constantly improve processes to support a growing number of neighborhoods
  • Resolve user issues and questions in a timely and positive manner that builds loyalty to Nextdoor
  • Analyze metrics to identify user pain points and develop creative solutions for them

  • BA/BS degree with a strong academic record
  • Demonstrated passion for helping users
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal); strong listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts, analyze problems and implement creative solutions
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and on multiple initiatives at the same time; excellent project manager
  • Graphic design, SQL, or community-building experience a plus

  • Fully stocked kitchen.
  • Casual, open office environment.
  • Downtown SF location close to awesome food, shopping, and transit!

Interested candidates should email a resume and college transcript to, with the subject "Neighborhood Operations Intern".

Monday, October 15, 2012

Graduate School in UK in Media/Cultural Studies


The Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK, has funding to offer two full-time scholarships with a start date of 1st February 2013. 65% of the Centre's research was classed as "world leading" or "internationally excellent" in the RAE2008.  Together with full payment of fees, each scholarship will include a bursary of ?13,590 per year. In return successful candidates will be expected to do six hours teaching per week.

We will consider applicants proposing research in any area of media, film, and cultural studies.

If you would like to apply for one of the scholarships, please email Lianne Hopper ( and include the following information:

 1.  Curriculum Vitae.
 2.  An outline of your proposed research topic (about 500 words).
 3.  A brief explanation of why you would like to study at the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies.

If you have any questions about the scholarships, please email Professor John Storey ( Further details about the Centre's activities can be found at

The closing date is 23rd November. Interviews will be on 10th December.

University of Sunderland - Shortlisted for the Times Higher University of the Year 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Grad School Info Night



Wednesday, October 10, 2011

5:00-7:00 pm
in the Vera Long Lobby

We will discuss many different grad programs
(PhD, EdD, MA, MSW, MPH, MPP, MBA, JD, and more!)  
Please Bring Questions!


We’ll have lots of helpful handouts.

Juniors and Sophomores are strongly encouraged to attend!

Sponsored by the Sociology & Anthropology Department

Bowling Green Sociology


In the old days graduate programs sent out posters with reply cards for us to hang in departmental hallways.  Now, sometimes, they send along an email.  This blog seems like a reasonable place to "hang" the email for all to see.  Such re-posting is not a special endorsement, just a passing along...

Dear Prospective Sociology Graduate Student:

I encourage you to apply to our graduate program in Sociology at Bowling Green State University. We offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in four areas of concentration: Criminology/Deviance, Demography, Family Studies, and Social Psychology. Bowling Green Sociology is a top-20 ranked program according to the National Research Council based on objective indicators of program quality. Our high overall ranking is due in part to the high rankings we received for research productivity and student support and outcomes.

Below are several unique features of our program that I think you will find particularly attractive:

§   Financial support for domestic and international students through research and teaching assistantships that include tuition waivers and stipends. Current academic year stipends range from $11000-$15000 per year. Funding is guaranteed for 2 years for M.A. students and 4 years for PhD. students, provided satisfactory academic progress is maintained. Students in the program may also apply for summer funding and funds to attend and present papers at national conferences.

§   Opportunities to work closely with faculty as research and teaching apprentices, and to collaborate with faculty and other graduate students on research projects, many of them resulting in co-authored publications.

§   Small graduate seminars led by highly productive faculty offer advanced training in our four areas, in addition to cutting-edge and highly marketable analytic techniques.

§   Highly supportive graduate student and departmental culture. Our students report that they find the department both supportive and challenging. The active Sociology Graduate Student Association provides opportunities for meaningful participation in departmental governance and other issues affecting student life.

§   Opportunities to affiliate with two major research centers housed in the department: the NIH-funded Center for Family and Demographic Research and the ASPE-funded National Center for Family and Marriage Research. These centers provide many resources to students, including: research assistantships, colloquia series, training in statistical programming, and opportunities to network with prominent scholars from other universities.

§   Strong placements in academic and research positions at universities, government agencies, business firms, and research centers.

I invite you to explore our website (, which contains detailed information about our program, including the application process. In addition, check us out on Facebook ( Students wishing to be considered for fall semester funding should submit their applications by January 30.

Feel free to contact me (419-372-7260 or or any faculty in our department for more information about opportunities in our program.

Best Regards,
Stephen Demuth
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies