Sociology prepares you to live in a changing world and change the world you live in.
Career Resources for Undergraduate Students
From the American Sociological Association:
- 21st Century Careers for A Degree in Sociology (booklet)
- Sociology- A 21st Century Major (brochure)
- Preparing for a 21st Century Job Hunt (Footnotes article March/April 2016)
- What Are They Doing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Career Outlook
- USA Jobs Pathways Program
- National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study
F&M's Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development
Franklin & Marshall has transformed the traditional concept of "career services" by creating the Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD).
OSPGD partners with students and alumni for success in life beyond college through professional advising. OSPGD also provides training in critical life skills such as networking, financial literacy, leadership, and mindfulness. For complete information, visit OSPGD's website.
Students who major or minor in sociology often go into careers related to social service, sales/marketing, teaching, service occupations, or social science research.
Some recent examples include:
- Director of Counseling, Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP)
- Victim Witness Coordinator, City of Philadelphia
- Education Manager, Success Academy Charter Schools
- Therapeutic Support Staff, Philhaven Hospital
- Survey Methodologist, American Institutes for Research
- Assistant Director of Family Support Services, New Alternatives for Children
- Program Coordinator, Vital Voices Global Partnership
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, RBA Counseling LLC
- Chief Marketing Officer, Bombay Teen Challenge
- Market Research Manager, Penske Truck Leasing and Logistics
- Caseworker, Berks County Children and Youth Services
- Researcher, RISE Viktoria
- Kindergarten Teacher, KIPP New Jersey
- Evaluation Coordinator, Washington Community Alliance for Self Help
Our graduates also go on to careers in financial planning, law, medicine, higher education administration, and government.
Some recent examples include:
- Legislative Budget Analyst, Rhode Island House of Representatives
- Coordinator for Leadership Development, University of Maryland
- Research Technician, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
- Director of LGBTQ Services and College Dean, Dickinson College
- Protocol Data Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
- Senior Advisor, U.S. House of Representatives
- Vice President, Barclays Capital
- Media Supervisor, L'Oreal
- Hospitalist, WellSpan Health
- Web Solutions Engineer, Google
- Emergency Medical Technician, Norwell Health
- Assistant Dean of Admissions, Juniata College
- Immigration Attorney, Capital Area Immigration Rights Coalition
- Legislative Correspondent, U.S. Senate
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