Posted by Jay Livingston
We had our annual careers night. Or it might be or bi-annual careers night, or even tri-annual. Some years we have it, and some we don’t, and this year we did. It’s our attempt to answer the age-old question, “What can I do with a degree in Sociology?”
We know what some sociology graduates have done – become head coach of the Steeles or First Lady of the United States. But since those jobs are currently taken, we were lucky to have three of our recent graduates on hand to tell us what they were doing.
We had a pretty good turnout – at least fifty students.
Emman is in her first year of an MSW program at Rutgers.
Kristine got her degree in May, but she is already a consulting company.
Jessica is working for two non-profits. At the Masakhane Center in Newark she is a sex educator, where, she says, the insights of sociology have helped her tailor her approach for the needs of an inner-city population.
The speakers were great, and the students were very interested to know what might lie on the other side of a sociology degree. We really should do this more often.