Anthropologists and Archeologists
Human Resources Specialists
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Market Research Analysts
Public Relations Managers and Specialists
School and Career Counselors
Social and Community Service Managers
Social and Human Service Assistants
Urban and Regional Planners
Writers and Authors
Other Job Titles for Sociology:
Human Resources Professional
Market Trends Analyst
Public Relations Manager
Curators, Museum Technicians, and Conservators
Other Job Titles for Anthropology:
Foreign Service Officer
International Development Officer
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
Security Guard/ Gaming Surveillance Officer
Other Job Titles for Criminal Justice:
Crime Scene Investigator
Drug Enforcement Agent
Secret Service Agent
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
Additional Resources - Careers in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
LinkedIn Field of Study Explorer is designed to help students explore the wide range of careers LinkedIn members have pursued based on their major. Sign in to your account and go to Interests > Education > See fields of study
Vault Downloadable Guides
Vault Guide to Law
Vault Guide to Law Enforcement and Public Safety
Vault Guide to Anthropology
Vault Guide to Social Work
Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:
Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account)
Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide
Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.
TU Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice Internship Coordinators:
Log in to Hire@TU to access Going Global and search for international internships
Careers and Jobs
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Databaseto learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Hire@TU job postings (search by major, employer, keyword, etc. under the “Jobs” tab)
Idealist: Search thousands of jobs in the non-profit community
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
What is special about the way sociologists/anthropologists approach topics?
What drew you to a career in sociology/anthropology/criminal justice?
In what way does your life experience prepare you for this position?
What are your research interests? How did you get interested in this topic?
How does your background in sociology serve this community/organization/company/population?
What are the biggest challenges facing this community?
Give us a specific example of a time when you used good judgment and logic in solving a problem.
What actions would you take as an officer to ensure good relations with your constituents?
Tell us about a time you had to make a split-second decision. What was the result?
How would you handle upholding a policy with which you do not agree?
What would you do if you were issued a direct order, but you knew this order would place yourself or others in danger?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.
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