Lacuna offers a variety of trainings and implementation services designed to support institutions which seek to improve the career paths of their students amidst rapidly shifting academic and professional landscapes.

Substantive topics include:

  • Navigating the nonacademic job market

  • Nonacademic professional development

  • Translating sociological knowledge, research, and value to

nonacademic audiences

  • Methodologic and analytic skillsets in demand outside academia

  • Grantsmanship and developing relationships with funders

  • Managing projects and teams

  • Starting a business or non-profit as a sociological practitioner

  • Writing for nonacademic audiences

We offer a multi-tiered service delivery model

Tier 1

Introduction to Solutions

This one-hour webinar provides an overview of the current challenges facing the discipline of sociology and its graduate students, and outlines feasible, actionable steps that departments can take to improve their students’ career prospects both within and beyond academia.

Tier 2

Focused Trainings

For departments interested in in-depth training focused on one or more of the substantive topics listed above, we offer a series of targeted webinars and workshops open to faculty, staff, and students.

Tier 3

Implementation Support

For departments seeking support in implementing the solutions outlined in Tiers 1 and 2, we provide additional capacity and consultation services to increase the likelihood of successful uptake.