Degree: B.A., 2005
Major: Applied Sociology, Deviance and Social Problems emphasis
Organization: Pro-Choice Resources; Minneapolis, MN
Title: The Birds and Bees Project Coordinator
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job history and responsibilities:
During the summer of 2005, I interned as a Field Canvasser for NARAL Pro-Choice MN in St. Paul, MN. Upon completion of my internship, followed by graduation from SCSU, I found a job working as a Reproductive Health Educator for Pro-Choice Resources, a non-profit organization in Minneapolis, MN. A little under one month shy of completing my first year at PCR, I was promoted to Birds and Bees Project Coordinator. My primary responsibilities are to organize and facilitate reproductive health presentations for twin cities area youth and adults, as well as do community outreach.
How I use sociology in my job:
I work with very diverse populations, with very diverse needs. My sociological background gives me a unique perspective in understanding the issues and circumstances of the individuals that I work with. Having this frame of reference helps me to design my curricula to best meet the needs of the youth and adults that The Birds and Bees Project serves.
Advice for students:
Do an internship! The experience you gain by doing an internship is invaluable. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore your options and choose an internship that will be most beneficial to you. Do not wait until the last minute to start your search, and use your advisor as a resource.