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chartSociology majors are frequently employed in the helping professions, in business, and in various public sector positions, especially those that serve children, the elderly, or deliver a variety of social services.  Many graduates work in the criminal justice system or in social research and data analysis. Some careers require additional education and/or experience. 

 

Graduate school Resources

 

Funding Graduate school 

Scholarships

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP

American Indian Graduate Center AIGC

Hispanic Scholarship Fund HSF

Asian Pacific Islander American APIA

Honor societies provide funding (example: phi kappa phi)

California Sociological Association Student Awards

CWA scholarship 

Union Plus

Cardenas Markets

Undocumented Students

Pre-Health Dreamers 

List of Graduate Fellowships – IMMIGRANTS RISING

Rad GRADS

 

Foundations/grant organizations

Ford Foundation

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

NIH Fellowships and Training

National Humanities Center

National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Program

 

Training/Fellowship Programs

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

UCLA Public Health Scholars Training Program

UCLA Labor Summer Research Program

UCR Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program

Berkeley Graduate Division - Inclusive Excellence Summer Research Experience 

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

USC Summer Program In Diabetes & Obesity Research (SPIDOR)

USC Los Angeles Biostatistics Education Summer Training Program at USC

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNVERSITY SYSTEM

CSUSB OSR Summer Undergraduate Research Program

CSUSB Student Research and Travel Grants

CSU Sally Casanova Scholars

Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

CSU system fellowships and scholarships

Mellon Mays Fellowship Program

Data Science Pathways in the Inland Empire

 

OTHER INSITUTIONS/ORGANIZATIONS

Summer Research Enhancement Program of Diné College

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/Mellon Institute

Haywood Burns Memorial Fellowship (Law)

AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI)

National Institute on Drug Abuse Summer Research Internship Program

Latina Leadership Fellowship

Perez Research Fellowship

Scientists in Parks (SIP) Summer Program

Nadia Chaudhri Rising Scholar Awards

Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) Public Service Fellowship

 

American Sociology Association- Resources on Education and Professional Development 

 

Job Searching

idealist.org

indeed.com

westat.com

edjoin.org

monster.com

linkedin.com

CSUSB Career Center

San Bernardino County

Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County

 

Paid internships

LA TIMES

Los Angeles County Career Development Intern program

UC Berkeley Labor Summer Internship Program

UCLA Dream Summer

Hispanic Leadership Development Fellowship Program

California College Corps

Intern-Student Trainee (International Relations)

 

Career Fields

Administrative Analyst
Adoption Counselor
Bank Operations Officer
Budget Analyst
Case Worker
City Planning Aide
Claims Representative 
Community Organizer
Consultant
Editor
Employment Counselor
Employee Relations Mediator
Health Care Specialist
Human Resources Specialist
Lobbyist
Manager
Management Analyst
Market Researcher
Parole Officer
Personnel Analyst
Probation Officer
Public Service Administrator
Recreation Director
Research Analyst
School Counselor
Sociologist
Social Worker
Statistician 
Teacher
Urban Planner

 

Typical Employers

City and County Governments
Community Organizations
Colleges and Universities
Consulting Firms
Courts and Correctional Institutions
Department of Recreation
Hospitals and Clinics
Insurance Companies
Market Research Firms
Non-profit Organizations
Research & Development Firms
Wholesale/Retail Companies
Social Service Agencies
Schools
State and Federal Agencies