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. For more information,
email Steven Erik Hartmark (Anthropology / Sociology) or Laura Hahn (Criminal Justice), TU Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice Internship Coordinators.
Log in to Handshake 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 Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
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 website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Common industry related questions
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
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.