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Soc Snippets 10/24/16

Hi Sociology Majors,

It’s that time of the quarter, when you are staring down midterms. So we’ve got a short Soc Snippets this week – peer advisors, career shadowing and a summer service learning opportunity.

Good luck on midterms and Go Ducks!

Professor Pascoe

Undergraduate Program Director

Meet your Peer Advisors

Do you have questions about academic planning, internships, or career opportunities in Sociology? Your sociology peer advisors can answer them! 

Meet your 2016-2017 Peer Advisors:

Anna Johnston: Anna is in her senior year with plans to get her masters in legal studies after graduation. She has been a peer advisor for nearly two years now and her favorite part about peer advising is helping fellow students plan out what classes to take and feeling confident in their course selection. When she’s not reading for class or at work she enjoys ice skating (she was a competitive figure skater for 8 years) and watching endless reruns of Gilmore Girls.

Cheyenne Pico: Cheyenne is a senior studying Sociology and Political Science. This is her second year as a Sociology peer advisor. Cheyenne is most interested in race relations within both domestic and international spheres. She looks forward to helping students with academic planning and her biggest advice for Sociology students would be to always come to class prepared and do the readings!

Elizabeth Witcher: Elizabeth is a senior double majoring in sociology and psychology. In her spare time, she likes to find yummy food and spend time with her two cats. She is very interested in helping all students with their degree planning, but especially transfer students. She had to navigate this process and wants to be available to other students who need assistance figuring out what is needed to graduate.

Rachel Johnson: This is Rachel’s first year as a peer advisor. She would like to have a career at a nonprofit organization that uses public policy to address social problems and inequality. She enjoys downhill skiing and corgis. As a peer advisor, she is most looking forward to talking to other students who are passionate about sociology and helping them achieve their goals.

Peer advisors are located in PLC 706.
Monday: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tuesday: 11:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-10:00am & 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am-10:00am & 3:30pm-4:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-9:00am

Careers in Sociology

Are you starting to think about post-graduation plans? Would you like to participate in a job shadow opportunity to learn about possible career paths? If so, please let me know what sort of careers you would be interested in learning more about through a job shadow program. You can contact me at if there are specific jobs that would be of interest to you or your fellow sociology majors. I’ll be writing with more details on this event in winter quarter. 

Community Service Opportunity

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to explore some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!  Our goal is to facilitate service-learning programs abroad that combine critical learning, cross-cultural dialogue, and community service.  

If you’re into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply by November 17th to secure an interview for one of your top choice programs!

*Financial assistance is available for all students on our 35- and 40-day programs.

Check out where we go: 

Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:

India – Education or Gender Rights

Southeast Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment

Middle East – Human Rights

Ghana – Global Health

Tanzania – Social Innovation

Guatemala – Fair Trade Justice or Peace & Conflict

Peru – Environment and Health

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the winter and spring!