Sociology and Anthropology degrees from Georgia Southern University open up opportunities for our graduates, especially those who complete internships.
Christina Strain earned her BS in Sociology last spring 2020 and completed an internship with Human Resources at Bulloch County Schools during her undergraduate studies. In June, Christina was hired to work in Human Resources for Amazon and moved to Tulsa, OK, to launch a new Fulfillment Center. She said, “It’s been worth every minute. I absolutely love the job and the company!”
Congrats, Christina! We love hearing from our graduates.
Congratulations to Asiyah Amador, a senior sociology student. Asiyah completed a 6-credit hour sociology internship with Dr. Zeanah’s Office of Behavioral Pediatrics of Rural Georgia this summer. Dr. Zeanah was so impressed with Asiyah, she was hired and is now serving as a Follow-Up Coordinator.
Congratulations to Chelsi Shutts (BS Sociology and BA Spanish, 2019), who will begin a position as the Parent Liaison for Langston Chapel Elementary and Middle Schools, and Stilson Elementary School this Fall. Chelsi completed a sociology internship (SOCI 4790) with Ms. Maria Rea, working with migrant families at Langston Chapel Elementary School during her undergraduate program.
Congratulations to our alum Sarah Womble for passing her social work licensure exam in February 2019; she is now a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Sarah graduated from Georgia Southern with a BS in sociology in December 2015 and earned her MSW from Valdosta State University in May 2017. She works as a hospice social worker at Bethany Hospice and Palliative Care in Claxton, GA. Sarah enjoys her career and credits Georgia Southern with helping her develop strong research skills.
“I enjoy my work as a hospice social worker. My job is tough and involves being emotionally available to my clients all the time. I have to use self care a lot. However, it’s so rewarding. With the research background Georgia Southernhelped foster, I look for the best methods of helping my clients through one of the toughest times in their lives. It’s truly a gift to take care of my patients.”
“Majoring in Sociology has prepared me to become someone I always dreamed of being. Through my studies, I have learned more about patience, being resourceful, and giving back. It was through these learned skills that I was able to obtain a job as an Academic Advisor and begin to aid those in need to the best of my ability. I only hope to enhance these skills to be a help to larger populations in the future.”