PhD Program in History and Sociology

If you are interested in the history of technology, how changes in information have changed society, or the impacts of new forms of data, you might be a good fit for Georgia Tech’s School of History and Sociology department. The program offer substantial, multiyear funding packages to Ph.D. students. In addition to those who focus exclusively on technology and science, graduate students in the program regularly pursue research on issues related to urban studies, the environment, politics, and sports studies as well as a variety of topics focused on race, gender, and inequality. Both full-time and part-time courses of study are available. 

Want to learn more? Here is a brochure that provides an overview of the program.

If you are interested in learning more, email daniel.amsterdam@hsoc.gatech.edu for more information or to set up a time to talk.

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Meet the 2021 Homecoming Scholar who’s Studying Sociology!

The UW Alumni Association honors six extraordinary students whose stories exemplify Husky adaptability, tenacity and resolve. This year one of our very own sociology majors, Kieanna Stephens, is being honored! Each student received a $2,000 scholarship and will be recognized at the October 16 Homecoming game

Sociology, Medical Anthropology & Global Health | 2022
Minor: Diversity

A senior from Vancouver, Canada, Kieanna has been an advocate in UW athletics for mental health and racial justice. Passionate about people and personal growth, she believes in equal opportunity and second chances. Through her work with Pongo Poetry Project, Kieanna facilitates poetry writing with incarcerated youth at the King County Juvenile Detention Center inspiring healing and growth from trauma and difficult life experiences. Kieanna plans to pursue a master’s and Ph.D. in Social Work, focusing on juvenile justice and policy, in an effort to provide services and opportunities for youth in and outside of Detention Centers.

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Student Disability Commission Intern/ Representative

Use your leadership capability to advance justice and education access!
Work on team-based deliverables in a fun, passionate and supportive environment!
Build your resume with capabilities that employers are looking for!

The ASUW Student Disability Commission is looking for interns and representatives for the 2021-22 academic year. Interns and representatives will gain experience with disability activism, event planning, and project development. No previous experience necessary!

Please take the time to fill out this application, after which candidates MAY be contacted to schedule a short zoom interview with the leadership team. If you have any questions or requests, please send them to asuwsdc2@uw.edu. Thanks!

The application is due October 22nd at 11:59 PST! Spread the word!

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2021 Virtual “Science & Engineering Career Fair”

You are invited UW Seattle’s 2021 Virtual Science and Engineering Career Fair on Wednesday, October 13 from 11:30am – 3:30pm. This year’s fair is being hosted virtually in Handshake.

DETAILS:

The 2021 Virtual “Science & Engineering Career Fair,” co-hosted by UW SEBA and UW’s Career Center @ Engineering (CC@E), will give you an exciting opportunity to network with employers (via 10-minute 1:1 video chats and 30-minute group sessions), who are all looking to recruit UW students and alumni for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities.

All majors are welcome.

To participate, there are three required steps:

  1. Your Campus Profile on Handshake must be set to “Community” to register and participate fully in this event.
  2. Register for the fair in Handshake.
  3. Sign up for Group Sessions and 1:1 Sessions with employers in advance of the fair.
  • There is not a way to participate in the fair without signing up for employer sessions. Sign-ups are first-come, first-serve.
  • Check back often as new employers and sessions may be added over the coming weeks!

How does a Virtual Career Fair work? Check out these resources:

What is a virtual fair?
Preparing for UW Virtual Career Fairs
Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair
5 Tips to Stand Out at Virtual Fairs
Virtual Fairs – Your Ticket to Getting Hired

Questions? Email careerfair@uwseba.com

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made 10 days in advance to careerfair@uwseba.com

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Meet our New Student Advisor, Will Atienza!


A big change in the UW Sociology Advising Office is that we have a new Undergraduate Advisor in our midst! Will Atienza is a Sociology graduate student and will be learning the ins and outs of helping students navigate our major. I sat down and asked him a few questions… Here’s what he had to say!

Will R. Atienza, he/him/his

Tell us a little about yourself. Well, officially I am a 4th year PhD student in the department of Sociology. My research interests specifically pertain towards immigration, immigration policy, stratification and mobility, demography, and qualitative methods; however, considering that sociology is inherently an intersectional discipline I also have interests in urban neighborhoods, race, culture, Asian studies, and Latinx studies. 

Regarding my bio, I’m originally from Southern California and grew up in LA. While I’m a big fan of the beach and everything west-coast culture has to offer, I’ve always been a HUGE fan of rain and gloom which is why Seattle is a perfect new home for me. It provides easy access to water-fronts, forests, and mountains, while providing all the seasons from heat to snow that is normally not available down south. In my free time I enjoy cooking, street photography, sketching, watching short films, and discussing the existential nature of our existence. 


What will you be doing as an advisor? My primary job responsibility is to provide, well, advising to undergraduate sociology majors and prospective majors. My other tasks include (but are not limited to): providing advising on admission and graduation requirements, registration, and general academic planning. I also work closely with the writing center TA and the general department admin. School is tough and so I’d also like to make myself available to discuss whatever other matters you’d like to share and/or chat with me about. 

Why were you interested in becoming an advisor? As a TA, one of my favorite parts of the job was holding office hours and having an opportunity to talk one-on-one with students. Higher education is a confusing place and attempting to disentangle and navigate it all alone can be a daunting task, especially for first-gen college students or folx that have been historically excluded from the college track. As a POC first-gen graduate student myself, I understand the value of great mentorship thanks to an amazing advisor I had as an undergraduate – I would not be able to be where I am now without his help. I hope to pay this service forward with my new role with the sociology department. 


What was college like for you? My time as an undergraduate was…a lot of things: fun, exciting, stressful. Some of the best advice I learned is that your professors and your TAs are your best friends for success. Visiting your instructor’s office hours and attending department events (if any) are some of the best ways of cultivating these relationships. They will be your points of contact for references and letter’s of reccommendation, as well as serve as guides in your ongoing careers whether it be in graduate school or elsewhere. If interested in pursuing graduate school, start early, as early as your sophomore year. Try to get involve in research, join the honors program, apply for summer REUs (research experience for undergraduates), start attending conferences if possible. Its important to start getting one’s feet wet with regards to exposing oneself to how researchers think and operationalize (execute) research projects, and being surrounded by these intellectuals is one of the easiest ways to be introduced to it. In today’s world, success is largely dependent on network building, but it is inherently a difficult thing for folx who are not used to putting themselves out there, or do not have the right connections to be introduced to the right people. Finding the right resources and communities that will help in the network building process is important for traditionally disenfranchised students to get their foot in the door and access resources that should ultimately be equitably available for everyone. 

What’s so great about sociology? Sociology offers students a unique perspective to view the world and the communities and interpersonal relationships they participate in. It forces the person to realize hard truths about how the world works, and the history that is responsible for everything that has led to the now. But soc also provides the tools for critical thinking with which we can imagine the better future we’d like to live in. What’s compelling about soc is that contemporary society is on track towards being more equitable-minded, and more and more people are starting to become aware about the institutional structures that are responsible for the disenfranchisement that impacts so many people. Sociology allows one to be an informed and intellectual participant in the conversations covering these issues, which will hopefully allow the student to leave a greater impact in the discourse and action they take in the fight for social justice. 

Is there anything you’re looking forward to this year? I most look forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces, whether over Zoom or in person. Being back in person is an exciting time and I hope we make the most of it. I also look forward to getting some productive work done after our year and a half hiatus. 

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Teach For America Fall Information Sessions

Are you interested in a career rooted in social impact work? Learn more at these events with Teach For America. Teach For America is a national non-profit who supports promising future anti-racist leaders in under-resourced communities across our country to teach full-time for two years and develops these leaders to work for equity across multiple sectors and career pathways after their time in the classroom is over. 

Seniors can apply for post-graduate roles now at https://teachforamerica.org/apply!

Application Deadline: Friday, October 15th, 2021.

If you’re unable to attend the upcoming events, but are interested in learning more, please contact your TFA representative at alexis.chamberlin@teachforamerica.org.

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Welcome Back! Happy First Day of School to All of Us!

There’s a certain buzziness you feel on your first day of college. What will my classes be like? What should I wear? Will I meet people I connect with?

This year kind of feels like a freshman year for all of us. After being away from campus and in-person interaction for a long time, we are back and there is excited-nervous energy everywhere. All of us in the Advising Office are excited to be here and are trying to be thoughtful about how to best serve students in ways that keep everyone as safe as possible.

As you get back into the swing of things, please remember that the Advising Office is here to help you with everything from registering for classes, writing feedback, graduation questions, to general angst about what you’re going to do with the rest of your life.

We’re really looking forward to whatever this year has in store. We’re here for the ride and hope that you will reach out if you want to chat or if we can help you with anything sociology-related!

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Summer Internship Opportunities in Housing

Calling all students interested in social media, content creation, design, and community impact! Humble Design is seeking interns to support our mission. 

Humble Design is a Seattle-based nonprofit that works with individuals, families, and veterans who are transitioning from homelessness into housing. They use donated furniture and home goods from the community to transform their house into a home. By doing so, it helps to provide financial stability and gives hope for the future. You can read more about the organization on their website at humbledesign.org 

Humble Design

Humble Design is looking to bring on 3-4 interns this June to create social media content, manage marketing campaigns, conduct outreach and community engagement. Generally, interns will participate in 1-2 projects from these categories*: 

Public Relations: 

Responsibilities: Creating a digital marketing campaign to increase visibility for our fundraising events, brainstorming and implementing new marketing channels, advertising through Humble Design’s publications, and working on marketing strategies. Supporting Director on fundraising initiatives. Conducting general outreach and relationship maintenance with the community partners. Partnering with Social Media Interns to increase Humble Design’s Social Media presence and engagement. (Experience with Canva, InDesign, and Photoshop preferred but not required.) 

Social Media: 

Responsibilities: Content development for Humble Design social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, etc), tracking social media analytics, conduct market research, and generating creative marketing and social media campaigns. Supporting Director on fundraising initiatives in events. Partnering with Public Relations Interns to increase Humble Design’s social media presence and visibility. (Experience with Canva, InDesign, and Photoshop preferred but not required. Please provide a graphic design portfolio if available but not required.) 

Non-Profit Leadership: 

Responsibilities: Assisting with internal audits on the client intake/follow-up system, and evaluate the organization’s needs. Conduct client cold calls. Brainstorming new strategies to raise awareness, conducting community outreach, assisting the Director with events/campaign preparations. Completing grant applications independently, including research, cold-call, and drafting applications. This quarter, Humble Design is adding a new position for lead development intern, with at least a 2- quarters commitment. 

Lead Development Intern: 

Responsibilities: Serve as the intern lead, performing duties such as conducting and coordinating meetings, acting as the bridge of communications between staff and interns, and independently running projects that fulfill the organization’s needs, including leading an internal audit, seeking resources to improve Humble Design’s services (e.g., researching trauma-informed approach and training services). Facilitating quarterly intern recruitments. Assisting the director and staff whenever needed. 

*All interns will be expected to provide assistance and take on tasks of different projects when needed.

Requirements 

  • Current or recently graduated college students. 
  • Experience or interest in design, marketing, policy and research, non-profit leadership, and event planning. 15 hours for 10 weeks (Start of Summer Quarter—End of Summer Quarter) 
  • The internship will be conducted remotely with occasional optional in-person events. Strength in problem-solving, creative thinking, and analytical skills. 
  • Flexibility and reliability, willingness to work with others to complete projects in a timely manner. 

Details 

  • This is an unpaid opportunity open to students of all majors and backgrounds. 
  • Students may receive academic credit for their experience in cooperation with the school. OPT/CPT holders are welcomed to apply. 
  • Apply by June 11th using this link: https://forms.gle/MspgjHQY5Vk2Rh5E9 
  • Questions? Email Humble Design Seattle Director, Annemarie, at annemarie@humbledesign.org 

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Class of 2021 Career Readiness Week

The UW Seattle Career & Internship Center is offering graduates 3 days of webinars to jump start their job search. These webinars are geared towards those receiving undergraduate degrees from UW-Seattle but all are welcome.

Plan Your Next Step (Tuesday, June 22)

 

Articulate Your Skills & Experiences to Potential Employers (Wednesday, June 23)

 

Find Success in the Job Market (Thursday, June 24)   

Tri-Campus Recent Graduate Virtual Job Fair

45 employers have registered to meet with upcoming and recent graduates from all 3 campuses about job opportunities – June 29th, 1:00-4:00.  The fair will feature both group and one-to-one sessions with the employers listed here. You can sign-up for specific employers and timeslots starting June 15th.

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C21 Summer Internship Bootcamp

Below is a quick message from a fellow UW student, letting you know about a very exciting opportunity!

This is Camryn and I am a student in the College of Arts and Sciences! I want to share an upcoming summer opportunity with you to expand on your professional skills through a 3-week virtual immersive training program hosted by the Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning (C21). 

As a former participant in the program and a current intern with C21, this program exceeded my expectations! It helped me feel confident about my ability to stand out and leave a positive impression in any professional setting. Below are some insights from another Fall 2020 participant and current intern: 

Before Internship Bootcamp, I had no prior internship experience and I was very worried about finding opportunities. This program made me realize that just being a good student doesn’t guarantee that I’ll be a good working professional, and it gave me the space to develop specific skills that will make me more desirable to any employer.

Internship Bootcamp is exclusively for Arts and Sciences students during summer quarter (June 21, 2021 – July 9, 2021). The priority deadline is Friday, May 28th 11:59pm (PST). 

Apply here: https://c21.washington.edu/our-programs/c21-internship-bootcamp

We encourage you all to apply as soon as possible to secure a spot within the program. Applications will be selected on a rolling basis, so submit early if you are interested. 

***Plan ahead – if summer is not an option but you’d like to hear about future C21 programming, get in touch with us here: https://c21.washington.edu/connect/contact-us

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