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Soc Snippets 2/22/17

Hello Sociology Majors!

If you can tear yourself away from the Ducks vs Bears game for a minute, we’ve got some interesting opportunities for you this week – study abroad scholarships, a webinar about how to translate your soc degree into a meaningful career, and a chance to volunteer as a youth mentor. Hopefully by the time you all have read this, we’ve had our fourth straight win – coming back from that 14 point halftime deficit.

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Go Ducks!

-Professor Pascoe

Scholarship Opportunities

Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship
Are you interested in studying or interning abroad in the summer, fall, or academic year 2017-2018 and are looking for scholarship opportunities to support your plans?

The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship is a great scholarship that is awarded to over 2,300 students each year who are studying abroad and are currently receiving the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid. The Gilman scholarship is up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 for those studying a critical need language while abroad.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by 9:59pm Pacific Time (11:59pm Central Time)



Career and Internship Opportunities

Building Your Career with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
In this webinar two young professionals who majored in sociology will share how a degree in sociology shaped their career paths and how sociological principles are employed in their positions on a daily basis. Their comments and advice to sociology students will be supplemented by Dr. Teresa Ciabattari, Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University who will be presenting data on the kinds of skills that employers are looking for and how sociology majors are using their skills in the workplace. She will also discuss how sociology programs can support the career readiness of their students.

When: Monday, February 27th, 2017 from 3-4pm EST

Where: Online, Click here to register


NEW Leadership Oregon Applications
NEW Leadership™ Oregon is the award-winning women’s leadership development program housed at the Center for Women’s Leadership. Open to all women enrolled at any university/college/community college in Oregon, the six-day residential program educates and encourages outstanding college women to develop paths towards leadership. Learn more about the program here:

Applications are due Feb. 22, 2017. Applications are available online here. Any woman enrolled in an Oregon college or university during the current academic school year is eligible to apply. We encourage students with all kinds of interests and backgrounds to apply. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mariana at the Center for Women’s Leadership at 503-725-2895.


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 spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!

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

Check out where we go: 


Volunteer Opportunities

PeaceJam with Oscar Arias
With President Oscar Arias’ visit coming up PeaceJam has several events planned. On Friday, March 10th Oscar Arias will be giving a free public lecture in Straub from 7-8:30pm.Oscar Arias will then be hosting the PeaceJam Youth Conference March 11-12th, which is intended for teens 14-19.  The conference includes workshops, service projects with community partners, several addresses by Arias and small group activities and discussions led by UO student Mentors.

PeaceJam is also currently recruiting UO students to act as Mentors for the youth conference. They have space for about 50 mentors and all mentors will receive training in small group facilitation and leadership working with teens in a social change environment. The link for students to apply is here: PeaceJam Mentor Application


Student Research

Student Food Access Research
Kiara Kashuba, is an undergraduate in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management and the Robert D. Clark Honors College. She is writing her senior thesis on student food security, focusing on access to food for University of Oregon students. This has proven to be an important issue on campuses nationwide and participation in her study by UO students is critical to understanding how this issue takes shape on our campus.Kiara is hoping you could assist her in completing this study by answering her IRB approved survey (link below).The more responses she is able to get the more informative her study will be.


Students may enter a drawing to receive a $10 gift card to Whole Foods Market Eugene upon completion of the survey.