Graduates of the Sociology Department have distinguished themselves as social workers, college professors, lawyers, teachers, personnel directors, probation officers, social service administrators, missionaries, journalists, pastoral counselors, corporate managers, market researchers and social researchers.
They also have made significant contributions to the work of creating more just social structures through their involvement in movements for social justice, peace, civil rights, women's rights, democracy and human rights throughout the world.
Where They Are Now
Our most recent alumni from the Class of 2009 are starting to follow exciting professional paths. Eileen Vazquez, for instance, is pursuing a master's degree in Social Work. Marie Renee Gagnon will be working as an Americorps volunteer in New Hampshire.
Marie Renee Gagnon writes about her future role with Americorps:
"Service work and giving back to the community were values that always held great importance to me. As a student at Emmanuel College, these values were reiterated throughout my four years. As a sociology major, the notion of social justice was imbedded in the courses and resonated with me. Upon graduating from Emmanuel College, I will be serving a year as an Americorps VISTA member in Manchester, New Hampshire. I will be assigned to a program called B.R.I.N.G.I.T (Bringing Refugees, Immigrants, and Neighbors Gently Into Tomorrow!) I will be working with immigrants and refugee children and adults to better connect them with their new community. In an effort to help families adapt to their new settings, extracurricular activities such as soccer and dance are offered to the students. English language classes are offered to adults while their children are engaging in activities. My role within the program will be to increase attendance, assist with current programs, initiate new programs, and aid in publicizing the program so it becomes prominent in the community. I look forward most to meeting new families and connecting with them so that I can better help them achieve their goals during their resettlement. Social justice will be an important value throughout my time as a VISTA member, and I am very grateful that I can integrate such values within my work."
For more information, read the biography of Madeleine Cousineau, Sociology department alumna and Professor of Sociology at Mount Ida College.
To read about job prospects for Sociology majors, visit the web site of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
To read about graduate education in Sociology, visit the visit the web site of the American Sociological Association (ASA).
Additional helpful job search sites for Sociologists
Americorps - http://www.americorps.gov/
Boston Career Center - http://www.cityofboston.gov/OHR/careercenter.asp
Boston Works - http://www.boston.com/jobs/?p1=GN_Jobsm
Career Builder - http://www.careerbuilder.com/
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Jobs - https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/3111/job/job_search_results.do?agency=dph
Healthcareer Web - http://www.healthcareerweb.com/
Idealist Jobs - http://www.idealist.org
Jesuit Volunteer Corps - http://www.jesuitvolunteers.org/
Jobs at the Archdiocese of Boston - http://www.rcab.org/Jobs/HomePage.html
Law Enforcement Jobs - http://www.lawenforcementjob.com/
Monster - http://monster.com
Peace Corps - http://www.peacecorps.gov/
SND Americorps - http://www.ndmva.org/Service_Sites/International/index.htm
The Social Service Job Site - http://www.socialservice.com/
USAJOBS - http://www.usajobs.gov/