Sociology/Anthropology

Overview

Sociology provides you with the practical and theoretical tools needed to address the complex social and cultural issues the U.S. faces.  Studying anthropology provides students with an understanding of the varied nature of past and present cultures, as well as a deeper awareness and appreciation of the world in which they live.

Concentrations: Social or Cultural Anthropology

Job Titles

Academic Advisor* Internal Revenue Officer
Account Manager Lawyer*
Admissions Counselor Legislator*
Advocate Librarian*
Affirmative Action Officer Management Analyst
Anthropologist* Market Research Analyst
Civil Rights Analyst Mental Health Worker
Communications Strategist Museum Curator*
Community Outreach Coordinator Paralegal
Conference Producer Performance Operations Manager
Crime Analyst* Policy Analyst*
Editorial Assistant Professor*
Education Coordinator Public Health Analyst*
Event Planner Real Estate Agent*
Exhibits Manager* Recruiter
Foreign Service Officer Research Assistant
Fundraiser Sales Representative
Grant Writer Sexual Assault Response Counselor
Grassroots Organizer Social Worker*
Guidance Counselor* Study Abroad Advisor*
Human Resources Administrator Teacher*
Instructional Designer* Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Advertising/PR Firms Lobbying Groups
Advocacy Groups Management Consulting Firms
Arts Organizations Mental Health Organizations
Child Welfare Groups Museums
Colleges and Universities Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Consumer Product Companies Public and Private Schools
Crisis Centers Publishing Companies
Financial Services Organizations Real Estate Agencies
Grassroots Organizations Research Organizations
Hospitals Retail Chains
Human Services Agencies Government agencies, including:
Law Firms FBI, CIA, State Department, Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency, IRS, National Park Service

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Mental Health Worker
  • Human Resources Intern
  • Research Intern
  • Public Affairs Intern

To search for internship opportunities, log in to Husky Career Link, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

 

Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click here.
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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

 

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: