PSY202Week5DQ2 - List one career academic and personal goal...

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List one career, academic and personal goal, and describe your plan for achieving each My career goal is to find a job in the career field of Sociology. I would like to either be a Social Worker, Sociologist, or a Sociology teacher. I want to get a high paying job after I graduate college. I would like to be a leader in the field of Sociology. I would like to be making about $72,000-$100,000 a year. I love to help people and I am a people person so that would help me when I start my career in Sociology. I enjoy solving social problems and interacting with others in a cooperative manner. I also love meeting new people and working together with people who need help. In order to have my goals of pursuing a great career in the field of Sociology, I would want to intern with a Sociologist before graduating college. One of the virtues of a major in sociology is flexibility in the job market. I believe that my education also needs to include internships or volunteer experiences that allow me to learn first hand what the challenges in this work will be. I need to have an opportunity to test my own skills and practice what I have learned in the classroom, before setting out on my career. This “learning by doing” is necessary, I believe, because people and situations are so different that even the best academic program cannot prepare me for what I will experience. In addition to me education and internships, I believe that, to be effective in the Sociology field, I need to be active in my community whenever I can. I need to know the strength and weaknesses of my community and make connections with people who can educate me as changes happen. I think I can accomplish this by joining professional organizations and volunteering to promote programs in the community, which help children learn and grow. A BA in sociology is excellent preparation for future graduate work in sociology in order to become a professor, researcher, or applied sociologist. The undergraduate degree provides a strong liberal arts preparation for entry level positions throughout the business, social service, and government worlds. Employers look for people with the skills that an undergraduate education in sociology provides. Since its subject matter is intrinsically fascinating, sociology offers valuable preparation for careers in journalism, politics, public relations, business, or public administration—fields that involve investigative skills and working with diverse groups. I am currently in the Bachelor’s Degree for the Sociology program at Ashford University. I plan to teach Sociology at Woodstock High School or a college in Georgia. A more immediate goal, however, is to help write policies for urban school systems that address the issues faced by students in the juvenile justice system. My heart has always been in cultural work so I plan to open my own Indian Wedding planning business. My academic goal is to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from
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