Record Participation at Second Annual Sociology Career Day

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Wednesday, February 11, the Cape Florida Ballroom on the third floor of the Student Union was filled with the buzz of students eager to network with representatives from local and national organizations.  The Sociology Department, along with the College of Sciences and Career Services, hosted their second annual Sociology Career Day.

Over 160 students and recent alumni visited this year’s career day, which is close to four times the amount that visited last year.  Students had the opportunity to mingle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., handing out resumes and receiving business cards in the hope of making a connection that would lead to a future internship or job opportunity.

Approximately 33 representatives from 20 different organizations were in attendance. Last year’s career day hosted about 10 organizations, so the participation in this area doubled this year.  Also, half of the organization’s representives were UCF alumni.  Organizations such as the FBI, Target, Feeding Children Everywhere and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office were represented.

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As Sergeant Brad McDaniel from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office explained to the College of Sciences Dean, Michael Johnson, “we are always excited to recruit students from UCF, and the Department of Sociology has excellent students.”

The members of the Sociology Career Day organizational team are excited about the growth of the event and look forward to future growth in future years.

According to Lin Huff-Corzine, Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Sociology Department, “What a difference a year makes!  At this second annual Career Day we saw about two times the number of agencies and nearly four times more students in attendance. Having representatives from among the undergraduate Sociology majors, the Sociology Department, the College of Sciences, and the university working together for a common cause made this event a huge success!”

Below is a complete list of all organizations represented at the 2015 Sociology Career Day.

American Cancer Society, Behavioral Support Services, Coalition for the Homeless, Community Food and Outreach Center, Covenant House Florida, FBI, Feeding Children Everywhere, Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association – Guardian Ad Litem Program, Mental Health Association of Central Florida Inc., Orange County Corrections Department, Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, Peace Corps, SafeHouse of Seminole, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Target, UCF Victim Services, Utica College, Aflac.

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