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
|03/31/2017||You can now view our 2017 four-week session schedule. Our First (June 26 - July 21) and Second (July 24 - August 18) Sessions contain more than 35 courses. All four-week courses are taught on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor. Our four-week sessions also feature nightly lectures by esteemed researchers, as well as numerous social events. There are several scholarships offered to attend the four-week sessions. Our scholarships provide registration fee waivers for graduate students in political science, sociology, public policy, education, history, developmental and family psychology, and other fields.|
|04/08/2017||The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at University of California, Merced. This is an all day event designed to acquaint students from underrepresented groups with the academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide range of disciplines. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible.|
|04/15/2017||Looking to hire 2 AmeriCorps VISTAs for year-long, full-time positions, starting in May/June 2017. The application process is open now. They are looking for young leaders who understand the immigrant community, have Spanish and/or Vietnamese language skills, and are passionate about making our city more welcoming to the immigrant community. The goal is “to support immigrant inclusion at the municipal level and to provide leadership opportunities to diverse new leaders, including DREAMers.” Please see descriptions for more information: Civic Engagement and Citizenship VISTA and Civic Engagement and Awareness VISTA.|
|05/05/2017||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.|
|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||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