Sociology - From Classroom to Career Sophomore Year
Use your faculty advisor and peer advising to choose the best courses, given your interest. Be prepared for your annual meetings. Look for unusual opportunities that could indirectly help a career in science.
Talk to your faculty advisor and start planning now for potential internships in senior year. Think about "trying out" a career, gaining work experience, marketable skills, mentors, and a competitive edge. Look for potential matches between an internship with your career.
What happens after Fairfield? What would be your "dream job" and how do you get there? Sociology and Anthropology majors choose a wide variety of professional careers - an indication of the flexibility of the major and of the versatility of the alumni themselves.
Graduates have gone into social service as medical and psychiatric social workers, probation officers, counselors with various specialties, management and sales positions in business, teaching at primary, secondary, and college levels, urban or regional planning with government agencies, banking, law, accounting, and computers. Talk to your faculty advisor and other mentors: How can you use your remaining time at Fairfield to prepare for it?
Qualified Sociology students participate in the Honors Program at Fairfield University. For students with an exceptional academic record of achievement, there is an opportunity to be elected to the country's premier honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.
Line Up References
Start to look for 3+ professors in Sociology and elsewhere who might serve as professional references for you. Discuss your future plans with them and ask for guidance. Stay in touch with them so they can speak about your successes in an informed way.
That's just the start. Take a look at this career information from other University offices that we think is also valuable to Sociology majors.