In their own words, sociology students and alumni share their adventures studying abroad, learning the ropes at an internship and navigating the job market.
Greetings, current Sociology students! I am a former Sociology student, asked by Dr. Chase to write some things about my occasionally messy path from college to where I am now, so that perhaps you can all glean some lessons from it. Currently, I work as a physical therapist for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Read more.
This summer, I was able to do an internship with the non-profit organization, New Hope Oklahoma. New Hope’s primary goal is to end generational incarceration by working with and serving kids who have parents or loved ones in prison. After taking a criminology class about crime and social justice at TU, I was aware of the atrocious state of the criminal justice system and the little known fact that Oklahoma has the largest population of women in prison. Read more.
In the spring of last year, I happened to venture by one of TU’s job fairs which was being held in one of the rooms at the student union. As freshman, I wasn’t expecting too much, but I wanted to get the lay-of-the-job-fair-land before it would become an infinitely more important experience as an upperclassman. Looking back, I’m glad that I did! Read more.
With tears in my eyes, I looked over the city of Bangkok from a descending aircraft. Still thousands of feet up, my mind swirled with endless possibilities of what could go wrong in the coming months. Five months later, looking down over the same skyline, tears filled my eyes once more as I reflected on the time passed and the personal growth taken place. Read more.