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To My Sociology Presentation.
I am Charlie Endicott from Career Services.  Thank you for inviting me to your class.

I would like to start out by making a really good first impression. 

Time for a quiz.  Get out a piece of paper and and number from 1-12.  I am going to read a you the questions and you write down the answers.  We will discuss the results when you are finished.  You should get at least 9 correct. 

1.  Write down 3 job titles typically associated with Sociology.
2.  What is a Sociologist?
3.  What are 2 Industry areas you could go into with your sociology degree?
4.  Could you work as a Youth Outreach Worker with your degree?  Y/N
5.  Name one Sociology/Career Job Website.
6.  Sociology is not a good major for entrance into law school.  T/F
7.  Name one place that you could work with a sociology degree.
8.  Name one government agency you may want to work for.
9.  What is the Mentor Network?
10.  What is an eRecruiting and what resides in it?
11. Where is Career Services and how do you make an appointment with one of the staff?
12. Name 2 things we do in Career Services.



 


Question #1-Jobs for Sociology Majors
Anthropologist
Caseworker/Elderly
Child Welfare Worker
Clinical Social Worker
Community Resource Coordinator
Community Service Agency Worker
Community Relations Director
Consumer Advocate
Corrections Officer
Cottage Parent
Counselor
Crime Victim Services Worker
Criminologist
Customer Service Representative
Demographer
Director, Seminary
Director, Social Services Agency
Educator
Elder Care Worker
Ergometrician
Gerontologist
Human Resources Administrator
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Manager, State Agency
Market Research Analyst
Men's Services Worker
Minority & Race
Missionary
Occupational Therapist
Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
Penologist
Personnel Manager
Police Officer
Political Systems Researcher
Population Studies Researcher
Probation/Parole Officer
Psychotherapist
Public Health Statistician
Relations Specialist
Social Worker
Sociologist
Urban/Regional Planner
Vocational Services Worker
Woman's Service Worker
Youth Services Worker


And More Jobs!!

Business and Industry
Advertising Staffer
Business Manager
Marketing/Sales Rep.
Market Analyst/Researcher
Real Estate Agent
Consumer Researcher
Public Relations Specialist
Training Assistant
Insurance Agent
Banker
Human Resources Manager
Production Manager
Labor Relations Analyst Administrative Assistant
Planning Assistant
Quality Control Manager
Merchandiser/Purchaser
Computer Analyst
Data Entry Manager
Publishing Staffer
Trainer
Telemarketer
Control Engineer
Consumer Relations Worker
Project manager
Technical Writer
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Justice System
Corrections Officer
Criminal Investigator
Parole Officer
Correctional Counselor
Rehabilitation Counselor
Juvenile Court Worker
Police Officer
Special Agent
State Trooper
Criminal Justice Specialist

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Community and Social Services
Fund Raising Assist/Director
Caseworker/Aide
Community Organizer
Family Planner
Occup./Career Counselor
Medical Records Clerk
Homeless/Housing Worker
Child Development Tech.
Park/Forest Ranger
Resident Planning Aide
Rehab. Program Worker
Charities Administrator Housing Coordinator
Environmental Organizer
Youth Outreach Worker
Substance Abuse Counselor
Hospital Administrator
Gerontologist
Case Manager
Public Administration Assistant
Public Assistance Worker
Group Home Worker
Public Health Supervisor
Volunteer Program Coordinator
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Government
Affirmative Action Worker
Foreign Service Officer
International Worker
Program Supervisor
Census Worker
Legislative Aide Employee Specialist
Human Rights Officer
Personnel Coordinator
Special Agent
Information Officer
Peace Corps Volunteer
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Education
Teacher
Affirmative Action Assistant
Alumni Relations Officer
Extension Service Specialist Student Personnel
Admissions Counselor
College Placement Specialist
Public Health Educator
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Research
Researcher
Population Analyst
Surveyor
Market Researcher Statistician
Interviewer
Consultant
Economic Analyst 

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Question #2-Definition from the Occupational Outlook Handbook!!
Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. They also study the behavior of, and interaction among, groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members. Sociologists are concerned with the characteristics of social groups, organizations, and institutions; the ways individuals are affected by each other and by the groups to which they belong; and the effect of social traits such as gender, age, or race on a personís daily life. The results of sociological research aid educators, lawmakers, administrators, and others who are interested in resolving social problems and formulating public policy.

Most sociologists work in one or more specialties, such as social organization, stratification, and mobility; racial and ethnic relations; education; the family; social psychology; urban, rural, political, and comparative sociology; gender relations; demography; gerontology; criminology; and sociological practice.

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Question #3-While many of our graduates pursue graduate education in sociology, law school or medical school, many choose to begin their careers with a bachelor's degree in industry areas such as:
Business-Consulting
Education-Teaching-College administration
Government Service
Journalism and publishing
Marketing research
Social Services-Probation, parole and other criminal justice work
Rehabilitation counseling
Research
Criminal Justice

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Question #5-Job Websites for Sociology Majors

►Federal Government Jobs-All agencies listed
►USA Jobs
►State Government Jobs
►SocialService.com

Advice on Careers in Criminal Justice
American Sociological Association Resources for Students
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Careers in Criminal Justice
Careers in Gerontology-Working with the Aging
Careers in Sociology
Check this out:  A major-- to career-- converter from Monster.
Copnet for Criminal Justice Careers
Counselors from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
College and University Faculty from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Egroups.com-List serve of discussion concerning social justice internships.
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
Federal Law Enforcement Career Resources
Federal Agencies that Collect Demographic Statistics 
Job Sites for Sociology
Internet Job Hunting Sites--Sociology-Links to many sites relevant to sociology majors. 
Human Services Workers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Idealist
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement in the Federal Government
Professional Profile:  FBI Agent
Sample Resumes for Sociology Students
Social Scientists from the Occupational Outlook Handbook 
Sociology as a Career
SocioWeb-Independent resource guide to web resources
Yahoo Sociology Sites

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Question #7-PLACES YOU COULD WORK WITH A SOCIOLOGY DEGREE

Banks
Government
Centers for the handicapped
Insurance Companies
Children's Protective Services
Legal Aid Correctional Facilities
Market Research Firms
Court Systems
Retailers
Family Counseling Service
Youth Services Bureau

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Question #8.  Name one government agency you may want to work for.  Click here.


Federal:
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Administration for Native Americans
Agency for International Development
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau (Justice)
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Bureau of Prisons
Commission on Civil Rights
Community Planning and Development
Defense Department (DOD)

USA Jobs-the site

State:
Alabama
Alaska
DE

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Question #12-WHAT DO I DO IN CAREER SERVICES??

Click here for services

-THE MAJORS PAGE

-THE MENTOR NETWORK AND ERECRUITING:

-FIRST DESTINATION SURVEY
May 2006 Graduates:
DEGREE -MAJOR -UNIVERSITY
Student-National Park Service Training -Southwestern Community College
Masters -International Studies- DePaul University

May 2005 Graduates:
DEGREE -MAJOR -UNIVERSITY
Masters Library Science University of Maryland, College Park
Masters Social Psychology University of Maryland: College Park
Masters Social Work, Salisbury University
JOB TITLE- EMPLOYER
Clerk -Lighthouse Liquors
Editorial Assistant -Association of American Medical Colleges: Academic

May 2004 Graduates:
No Response

May 2003 Graduates:
DEGREE -MAJOR -UNIVERSITY
JD -Sociology- University of Baltimore

-JOB ALERTS:

-INTERNSHIP ALERTS:

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