Sociology Dept. Celebrates Internship Achievements of Class of 2011
December 06, 2010
Emmanuel's Department of Sociology celebrated the accomplishments of senior sociology majors during their fall internships with a well-attended reception on Monday, December 13th in the Fenway Room. Students were required to conduct research at their internship sites over the semester and brought posters to the presentation to showcase their findings.
Many of the supervisors attended and were thanked warmly in remarks by the representatives of the Class of 2011. Vice President of Academic Affairs Frank Scully congratulated the students for their accomplishments and noted their strong embrace of Emmanuel's values in giving back to the community.
The vast majority of placements related to social services and social justice concerns. Assignments included starting a new tutoring program for children in a homeless shelter, helping to organize the Massachusetts contingent participating in a D.C. rally for Jobs with Justice, finding resources for families of homicide victims, responding to constituents at the Governor's Office, and assisting low-income teens with college applications.
Mark Kenyon, the new director of the Office of Internships and Career Development, praised the students and invited all the undergraduates in attendance to stop by the office during spring semester for assistance with job hunting and graduate school applications.
For photos of the event, visit the Office of Internships and Career Development's Facebook page here.