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Soc Snippets: 9/26/16

Welcome to Fall Quarter 2016, Sociology Majors!

I hope you all had interesting, adventure filled, and (of course) deeply sociological, summers.  Now back to the work of being a Duck!  We’ve got an exciting line up of classes and events this quarter, as well as several new staff members to welcome.

As always, if you have questions (or just want to pick up your Sociology Sticker) feel free to email or visit me during my office hours in 720 PLC.

Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

New Class: Careers in Sociology

Wondering how to translate your sociological training into a career that you love? Careers in Sociology is a 10-week, 2 credit, upper division course that counts towards your Sociology electives.  In the class, you will have the opportunity to take an assessment that links your values, interests, and skills to prospective careers.  Further, you’ll be researching these careers and visiting with a professional in a field that interests you.  The course also teaches strategies for identifying and applying for promising job and internship opportunities.  You will learn to write a resume and cover letter (and how to tailor them to specific situations), network with employers (including navigating LinkedIn and preparing for the UO Career Fair), and interview successfully.  By the end of SOC 408, you will have a career action plan with workable, step-by-step goals to help you to your next destination. SOC 408 (CRN 17220) – Careers in Sociology.


Career Panel: What Can You do with a Degree in Social Sciences?

So you’ve chosen a sociology major – where do you go from here?   On Monday of Week 3, we’ve invited alumni from the field of sociology (as well as ethnic studies, economics, and political science) to share their career paths in a panel discussion, with breakout sessions by major.   You’ll get experience-based insights into the career paths these sociology graduates have chosen, how they decided between career paths, what they did while they were a student here to be successful, and more.  Of course, this will be an ideal time to have your questions answered.  Catered snacks and beverages provide.

WHAT: Careers in the Social Sciences

WHEN: Monday, October 10th, 6-8:30 pm (check-in between 5:30-6 pm)

WHERE: Redwood Auditorium, Erb Memorial Union (EMU)


New Undergraduate Advisor: Elizabeth Milner

We have a new face in the Undergraduate Advising Office: Elizabeth Milner!  Elizabeth is typically the primary contact for students seeking assistance and would like to encourage all sociology majors and minors to check in with her at least once during the academic year.  Elizabeth can help you to:

  • Decide whether or not to pursue a major or minor in sociology
  • Learn to read and understand the UO Degree Guide
  • Select courses for upcoming terms
  • Choose courses that will meet UO general requirements such as Group Satisfying courses
  • Learn to use Schedule Builder
  • Determine whether a non-sociology course might count for sociology credit – if your teacher has a sociology degree, it’s possible!
  • Create an academic plan for graduation
  • Determine whether summer classes would help your academic goals

Learn more about her hours and how to make an appointment here:


New Director of Career Services: Bill Sherman

Please join us in welcoming Bill Sherman the new Director of Career Advising for U of O Social Sciences.  For the past 15 years, Bill Sherman has been assisting people from all walks of life to reach their career goals. For the new school year, Bill will be providing career services tailored to the needs of ethnic studies, sociology, and political science students.  This includes individual advising, a weekly digest of job & internship leads, and workshops on topics such as resumes, interviewing, and job/internship search strategy for specific majors.  If you would like to complete an internship for Sociology credit, please see Bill.

Learn more about Bill here: You are welcome to stop by PLC 405 for individual career advising and assistance with internship/job search during the following days/times fall term:

Monday: 10:00-11:00 am

Wednesday: 2:30-4:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00-11:30 am

Friday: 9:30-11:00 am