Have you ever been asked, “What are you going to do with a sociology major?” Sociology majors tend to have diverse interests, and sociology is a flexible major where you can follow your own curiosity and choose a path where you can thrive and grow. Graduates of the major find that studying sociology prepares them for a wide range of careers in education, technology, advertising and PR, environmental advocacy, occupational therapy, data sciences, and more.
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Career Launch Workshop
Sociology Student Services office is excited to be able to offer our majors access to an exclusive workshop! Career Launch is only available to students in a few departments in the College of Arts & Sciences so don’t miss your chance to participate in this great new program! Led by College staff and Departmental Advisors, this 90-minute workshop is designed specifically for recently declared A&S majors. We will outline career paths you can follow, and help you determine additional steps and strategies you may want to take in order to pursue a fulfilling career with your A&S degree.
From learning about internships and building your resume, to networking techniques and exploring the scope of your major, this workshop is a great opportunity for you to get your feet wet and start crafting a career path with your Sociology major.
A Great Place To Start
- C21 Career Launch: Arts and sciences workshop on identifying your goals
- Cover Letters: 30 minute workshop on writing an engaging cover letter
- Internships: 30 minute presentation on finding internships
- Interviewing: 30 minute workshop on preparing for an interview
- Resumes: 30 minute workshop on formatting and writing your best resume
- Practicum courses through the Sociology department (SOC 402, 403, 404) provide academic credit for real world experiences in education, research, or through an internship
- The Undergraduate Community Based Internship Program (UCBI) provides internship opportunities with local community organizations at the Carlson Center (MGH 171)
Craft Your Career Plan and Professional Identity
- C21 Amazon Mentors Program: a quarter-long partnership with Amazon mentors for insight about career building and networking opportunities
- Kick start your LinkedIn Profile: 30-60 minute workshop on LinkedIn Strategies in MGH 134
- ResumeFest!: 20 minute professional review of your resume by Career Center experts
- Take the 2-credit course on Career Strategy and Job Search (GEN ST 391) offered winter and spring quarter to spend an entire quarter getting ready to join the workforce
Getting the Job
- Career Fair Success: 30 minute workshop on finding success at a career fair
- Explore careers in a variety of fields including consulting, environment, government, healthcare, research, and technology
- Interviewing: Presentations on how to best prepare for your interview
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