What jobs or internships should I look for in my last year of my bachelor’s degree in sociology?
I have a little over a year until I get my bachelor’s degree in sociology. I think I will take a year or two off to work then go back to school to get a masters. Until then, what kind of job or internship can I look for that studies social science? I would love to do research that helps impact society and government in a positive way.
Godwin Têkovi’s Answer
If you are considering work that relates to your sociology studies, you could seek opportunities around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, employee engagement, diversity training, corporate social impact, pay equity, hiring fairness initiatives, people and culture, and much more. I'd suggest researching company internships or open jobs, and use those key words to find opportunities to start gaining some experience. Even if it is not exactly the area you want to ultimately work in, take the exposure and experience as it will help you on your way to bigger and better opportunities and you'll have some understanding of that field in your toolkit now! You never know who can connect you to the next opportunity, or what experience may give you a leg up over other candidates for the next role.
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Good luck and enjoy! I hope you find something you're excited about! Also remember that job applications are a numbers game - it's rare to get the first role you apply to. Cast a wide net, find a bunch of places you would like to work, and put yourself out there by messaging people on LinkedIn with roles you'd like to have.