So I'm a Sociology Major, Now What?
A degree in Sociology prepares students for careers paths in probation, law enforcement and corrections, market research, domestic violence counseling, public agencies, law, teaching, human resources and social work.
Lynn (Chang) Lewis is the College of Social Sciences Liaison and has drop in career advising at the following times. You can also log onto SpartaJobs to make an appointment.
Mondays 10 AM-12 PM in ADM 154/255
Wednesdays 10 AM-12 PM in ACCESS (CL 240) Except Job Fair Days
Please visit the Sociology Career Resource Hub for more information and resources; these resources and information are put together by the SJSU Career Center.
Opportunities For SISS StudentsThe below job, internship, and scholarship opportunities were sent to the Department Office to make available to SISS students. Click on the title links below for more information.
Title and Description
|05/13/2017||Brazil is a rapidly developing nation with more than 200 million people. This course will introduce students to a variety of topics related to urbanism in Brazil. We will explore Ouro Preto, a UNESCO World Heritage Center filled with colonial-era buildings and plazas, which is struggling to balance tourism management and historic preservation objectives. Next, we will visit Rio de Janeiro, recent host of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. There are many lessons to be learned from the city's experience in planning for mass visitation. If interested, please come to one of the information sessions. Round 2 submissions are from May 12th to September 8th.|
|06/01/2017||Braven is a non-profit leadership and career accelerator program with whom we’ve been working with for over a year now. Through Braven we offer SJSU students from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds a rigorous course that gives them the skills and experiences they need to build professional networks, secure internships, and land strong jobs post-graduation.|
|06/03/2017||If you enjoy inspiring young writers, bringing creativity to life, and helping kids develop self-confidence along the way we would love to talk to you! We are hiring throughout California including the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Check out our open positions and join us on our adventure! Please note that all San Francisco Bay Area staff must be available for a “full day” training on Saturday, June 17th and all LA/OC staff available on Saturday, June 3rd.|
|Open until firstname.lastname@example.org if you are an undergraduate student interested in participating in these skill-building workshops for possible course credit.|
|See link for upcoming program deadlines||The Semester in Development is a term-long program that is open to undergraduate students of all disciplines. The program is based entirely overseas in Kampala, Uganda, and is unique as it combines studying and interning. While abroad, participants enroll as part-time visiting students at Makerere University, studying one day a week and earning transferable credits. The remaining four days a week have participants interning with a locally run organization in a field directly related to the student’s academic field.|
|Open until filled||UCSC Cal-SOAP is currently looking to fill several Academic Coach positions with our San José Cal-SOAP & TRiO Talent Search Programs to serve as mentors or tutors during the 2017-2018 academic year. They are seeking current undergraduate college students with a passion for supporting low-income and first generation high school and middle school students to achieve higher education. If you have any questions feel free to contact Brenda Jacome at email@example.com.|
|Open Until Filled||The Analyst will conduct creative and rigorous research and analysis to support client deliverables. The analyst will tell a thoughtful and meaningful story with analysis that is responsive to the client’s research questions. The analyst will have experience designing and conducting qualitative fieldwork including ethnographic interviews; focus groups, survey design, and deployment. The Analyst will apply sound and appropriate methods to data collection and analysis while maintaining a critical eye to ensure data integrity. The analyst will identify and clearly communicate research insights and findings in the data to inform program messaging, processes, behaviors, and improvement opportunities. Preference will be given to candidates willing to locate in Tucson, AZ.|
|Open Until Filled||Every day, dedicated YWCA Counselor-trained Volunteers help empower victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. We are seeking SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) Specialists, Children’s Activity Volunteers, Crisis Counselors, Legal Advocacy Volunteers, Life Skills Support Persons, Support Line Counselors, and Community Education Volunteers.|
|Open Until Filled||Becoming a mentor is one of the most beneficial ways to use your volunteer time. Mentors help their mentees seek out positive role models and safe recreational activities. They help youth realize their full potential and influence them to make healthier choices that lead to physical, social, and emotional wellness. Students participate through their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, receiving mentoring, life skills classes, case management, and other supportive services.|
|Open Until Filled||San Jose, CA & Cupertino, CA. We also hire locally for other locations: Los Angeles, Tustin, Anaheim & Pasadena.|
Campus Services and Information
- Accessible Education Center:
The Accessible Education Center is committed to providing comprehensive services in support of the educational development and success of students with disabilities in a student-centered and professional environment.
- Advising Hub:
Excellent resource for advising
- Career Center:
Internships & jobs: Excellent resource for career planning, jobs and internships.
- Counseling Services:
Advances personal development, enhances student learning, and addresses life crises by providing culturally inclusive mental health services and educational counseling. Services are free to students and always confidential.
- Course Articulation:
Transfer of credits
- MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center:
Provides support and resources for a variety of student cultural groups.
- Online applications through CSU Mentor:
This is the first step in getting an admission at SJSU.
- Peer Connections:
Peer Connections offers free peer tutoring and mentoring for students.
- Presidential Directive Guideline FAQ’s:
Refer to this link, for information about Choosing & Adding a Major, if you have 120+ units, Application for Graduation, Appeals and other issues.
- SJSU Admissions:
This link provides PDF version of application form and the admission requirements.
- SJSU Catalog:
Provides important information regarding policies and procedures. It also contains brief information about each department, has descriptions of all classes, and details related to general education requirements.
- SJSU Directory:
This link has all the Faculty/Staff, Department contact information.
- SJSU Library:
This link provides information about the SJSU Library.
- Academic Advising and Retention Services:
From this link, you can obtain all the information related to advising.
- University Calendars:
From this link, the information about the University events can be obtained.
- University Forms:
Many actions that students need to take while at SJSU require forms. This website has up to date forms along with explanations for their use.
- University Schedule of Classes:
Updated every semester, from this link you can obtain information on course listings as well as policies, deadlines, fees, GE requirements, and final exam schedules.
- Writing Center:
Instructional resource for all students of all disciplines and writing abilities. They provide both workshops and one-to-one tutoring.
- Accredited Schools Online: Guide to understanding and avoiding plagiarism.
Accredited Schools Online is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):
Provides helpful online guides on virtually every aspect of writing, research, and everything else that goes with coursework (like APA formatting, avoiding plagiarism, etc.) Don’t miss their section on writing in the social sciences.
- SJSU Plagiarism Tutorial
- SOCIOLOGY 100W Program Description
- Women’s Studies Resources
San José and Bay area
- Mexican-American Community Service Agency (MACSA)
- Japanese American Museum of San José
- Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
- RACE Forward - The Center for Racial Justice Innovation:A progressive think tank committed to “advancing racial justice through research, advocacy and journalism.” Publishers of the terrific Colorlines magazine
- History San José:
This organization exists “to collect, preserve and celebrate the stories of diversity and innovation in San José and the Santa Clara Valley.”
- The Women’s Building:
A beautiful building on 18th Street in San Francisco that serves as a multi-ethnic service center for women and girls, housing and “incubating” over 170 different women’s organizations since 1971.
- The Manilatown Heritage Foundation:
Develops community projects at the site of the former International Hotel in San Francisco.
Regional & State organizations
- United Farmworkers:
The historic farmworkers’ union founded by César Chávez—learn about current issues and organizing.
- Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
- Dolores Huerta Foundation:
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to build active communities working for fair and equal access to healthcare, housing, education, jobs, civic participation and economic resources for disadvantaged communities with an emphasis on women and youth.
- Nonprofit Health Policy Resources at the California Wellness Foundation
- California League of Latin American Citizens