Sociology: Understand how social institutions like politics, economics, religion and family shape your society and your own life experience. Social Work: Master the professional knowledge, values and skills to empower individuals of all ages, families, groups, organizations and communities.

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What Our Alumni Are Saying:

"I love sociology at Juniata because every day I learn something new about myself, my social environment at home, the social environment at Juniata and society as a whole."

-Brittany Gregory '11

  • Juniata Active Minds
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Association for Marriage and Family
  • PAX-O

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify your interests, values, and abilities during individual career counseling
  • Research occupations in the Career Resource Library
  • Test your interests through volunteer work, student activities, and summer jobs
  • Sign up for a one credit Career Course with Dr. Darwin Kysor

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Join student organizations relevant to your major
  • Explore and gain summer relevant work experience
  • Contact alumni through Juniata Connect and conduct informational interviews
  • Shadow a professional for a day to gain insight on a job
  • Participate in career workshops and seminars (published in daily announcements)
  • Create a profile in Juniata Connect and link to alumni in your areas of interest
  • Attend events that include Juniata alumni to build your network

Notable Internship Sites:

  • The Abuse Network
  • The Bair Foundation
  • KidsPeace National Centers for Kids in Crisis
  • Meadows Outpatient Clinic
  • Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
  • Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General
  • Philhaven Hospital
  • Tri-City Homeless Center

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Network at career fairs
  • Attend resume and cover letter workshops
  • Simulate a mock interview
  • Explore and gain summer relevant work experience/internship
  • If you plan to attend graduate school, start preparing now
  • Participate in career workshops and seminars (published in daily announcements)

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Attend career fairs and other networking events
  • Participate in on-campus interviewing
  • Create a profile and upload a resume on Juniata Jobs to search job postings
  • Create a LinkedIn account and network with professionals for job leads