Brittany Etmanski

PhD student

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B.A. (Honours) Sociology (Nippissing University)

M.A. Sociology (University of Guelph)

Dissertation topic

Brittany’s doctoral research examines the employment pathways of recent Canadian PhD graduates in the social sciences through a national, institutional, and individual-level approach. In particular, it aims to identify the specific industry-related pathways graduates secure, as most research has focused extensively on obtaining academic employment. As a growing number of graduates obtain non-academic employment, it is important to inform current PhD students of viable career options they can pursue upon graduation, and to aid in removing the stigma associated with obtaining an industry career.