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Sociology and Anthropology

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  1. Careers for the 21st Century...and beyond! Sociology and Anthropology

  2. Majoring in SOAN: Idealism

  3. Majoring in SOAN: Careerism

  4. Majoring in SOAN: Attraction

  5. Career Skills • Understand social processes and contextual experiences • Explore how cultural, economic, historical and institutional factors affect individuals and groups • Develop evidence-based arguments • Engaged critical thinking skills • Group and project management • Leadership and advisory roles • Perform quantitative and qualitative research • Collect, analyze and interpret a wide array of data • Inform and engage others • Research dissemination and knowledge transfer

  6. What is a Career Path? • Building educational and job experiences that ultimately lead to your ideal career field. • But, what is that ideal career?

  7. Things to Consider • Need to ask yourself: • What skills do I have? (communicating, face-to-face interaction, analysis, critical thinking, etc.) • What is something I enjoy doing for long periods of time? • How important is work environment to me? • Do I need ongoing personal interaction, or am I satisfied to work independently? • Do I need my job to help fulfill a sense of purpose, or can I find that elsewhere in my life?

  8. Things to Consider • Be honest when you answer those questions as they help guide you to your career path. • However, as you continue along your career path, the answers to those questions may change—and that is ok! • Your Sociology/Anthropology degree is flexible and offers many wonderful career paths!

  9. Things to Consider • Many fields will require an advanced degree. • Begin early – second or third year to research graduate schools • Identify graduate school requirements • Grade Point Average • Testing Requirements – GREs, LSATs, etc. • Pre-requisite undergraduate classes • Application Deadlines

  10. Career Path Opportunities • Sociology/Anthropology offers students much flexibility in choosing a career path but most graduating students follow one of the these paths

  11. CJ – Job Opportunities • Many different opportunities in law enforcement, corrections, courts, juvenile justice, and allied business • Police Officer • Regional Police • RCMP

  12. CJ – Job Opportunities • Probation/Parole Officer • Juvenile Probation Officer • Victim Services Specialist • Mediation Specialist • Attorney • Corrections Counselor • Private Security/Background Investigation • RCMP Analyst

  13. Why SOAN Background Fits • SOAN provides students with insight to structural and cultural causes of crime. • Criminology/Deviance Concentration provides relevant courses into theories of crime, trends in crime rates, and institutions involved in crime prevention, law enforcement and corrections.

  14. Why SOAN Background Fits • SOAN students could make good employees in this field because their coursework requires: • Good communication skills • Good analytical skills • Good research skills • Openness to cultural diversity • Understanding of structural constraints such as poverty and its relevance to crime

  15. HS – Job Opportunities • Many different opportunities in community organizations, social service agencies and private practice • Counselor • Youth • Domestic Violence • School • Private Family or Family and Marriage Counseling • Vocational or Rehabilitative • Career or Higher Education

  16. HS – Job Opportunities • Social Work • Counseling • Healthcare Settings (Nursing Homes, Hospitals) • School • Private Community Agency • Criminal Justice (Corrections, Courts) • Government Agency • Community Outreach • Activities Coordinator/Director • Also see “Non-Profit Business"

  17. Why SOAN Background Fits • SOAN students could make good employees in this field because their coursework requires: • Good communication skills • Good analytical skills • Good research skills • Openness to cultural diversity • Understanding of structural constraints such as poverty and its relevance to life circumstances, mental health, job opportunities, educational goals, etc.

  18. Education – Job Opportunities • Elementary Teacher • High School Teacher • Community College or University Instructor • University Professor

  19. Why SOAN Background Fits • SOAN students could make good employees in this field because their coursework requires: • Good communication skills • Good analytical skills • Openness to cultural diversity • Understanding of structural constraints such as poverty and its relevance to educational goals and attainment

  20. Research – Job Opportunities • Many different opportunities in the private and public sector • Research/Data Analyst • Data Coordinator • Research Assistant • Research Coordinator • Data Collection Specialist • Marketing Research Analyst • Planning/Policy Analyst

  21. Business – Job Opportunities • Many different opportunities in the non-profit and for-profit sectors • Non-profit • Volunteer Coordinator • Marketing Coordinator • Development (Fundraising) Assistant • Donor Assistant • Grant Coordinator • Program Coordinator/Assistant • Public Relations Coordinator

  22. Business – Job Opportunities • For-profit • Marketing Coordinator • Sales • Management Trainee • Business Assistant/Coordinator • Human Resources Coordinator/Assistant • Public Relations Coordinator • Staffing Coordinator/Specialist

  23. Why SOAN Background Fits • SOAN students could make good employees in this field because their coursework requires: • Good communication skills, including face-to-face speaking, writing and presentation skills • Good analytical skills • Experience with group work