- Rika Awakihara ’14
- Hometown: Hiroshima, Japan
- Major: Sociology
As a global salesman, I would like to increase the exchange of goods and skills as well as cultural exchange so others could enjoy a better life.
Sociology Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students have the opportunity to get involved in the more than 80 organizations at Mount Union including the Sociology Club and Pi Gamma Mu, a national social science honorary.
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice frequently brings sociology graduates of Mount Union back to campus to discuss opportunities in the field with current students.
Out of the Classroom Activities
Mount Union believes that there are some things students can’t learn in the classroom, which is why experiential learning is important to the overall college experience. The Department of Sociology and its faculty encourage students to intern in local social service agencies and organizations and conduct their own independent research.
Students can intern at hospitals, police and probation departments; county prosecutor’s and public defender’s offices; agencies that treat alcoholism, drug abuse and mental illness; business corporations; non-profit organizations; retirement centers and nursing homes; and state and private agencies that work with juvenile delinquency, spousal abuse and children.
Helpful links from the American Sociological Association
- A Valuable Preparation
- Prospects for the BA/BS Sociology Major
- The Employer's Perspective
- Prospects for the MA/PhD Sociology Graduate
- Sociological Roles Relating to Business, Industry, and Work
- Careers in Sociology
- Undergraduate Student Resources
- 21st Century Careers with an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology