Monday, April 10, 2006
Returns to Social Capital II -- College Networking
We examine how Dartmouth College seniors use social networks to obtain their first jobs. Social networks utilized differ for men and women and for white and non-white students. Networking differs greatly across different types of careers. Those students networking with fraternity and sorority members and alumni are also the most likely to obtain high paying and prestigious jobs. There is also a strong connection between own employment outcomes and outcomes for randomly assigned freshmen hallmates.
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