Sociology Applied with Purpose (S.A.P.)
As sociologists we study and learn about the world with a primary focus on understanding the social problems we see around us, but how do we work to address these problems? Sociology Applied with Purpose (SAP) is a student group designed to help sociology students apply and mobilize the knowledge they have gained in their studies to help create social change and have positive effects on their communities. SAP is meant to serve as an incubator for applied sociological initiatives. The group’s goal is to take ideas still in their infancy and to provide the intellectual and practical support to help these ideas grow into developed and established applied initiatives. Applying Sociology can be done through academic work (research projects, academic presentations and papers), public sociology (op-eds, blogs, public presentations, and other public outreach), and service (starting non-profit organizations, volunteering, and employment in organizations that serve the needs of the community). The assistance SAP can provide includes (but is not limited to) brainstorming, research, editing, grant writing, volunteer support, job shadowing, and network connections to the community.
Benefits to UWG Student Participants
The UWG students that participate in SAP will gain valuable experience applying the skills learned during their academic studies that will aid with employment. SAP participants will also gain network connections with a community of sociologists and exposure to others that can assist in their future endeavors such as professors, non-profit organizers and workers, employees of organizations that serve their communities, and more. Most of all, SAP participants gain an open and inclusive space that assists them with bringing their ideas into action.
Fall 2019 Meetings
September 23, 2019: Thinking about an MA?
A panel presentation and discussion with five recent UWG grads that are doing MAs in Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Education, and Social work
Video links: Part 1 Part 2 View the event flyer
Wednesday, October 16, 2019: What Can I Do with My Sociology Degree? Part 1
7 pm. A panel presentation and discussion with five recent (2019) UWG grads that are currently working in government, non-profits, and for businesses in varying roles.
Monday, October 21, 2019: How do I Get A Job?
7 pm. A presentation and discussion with career services on how to choose what jobs you are interested in, find relevant job ads, and secure the position you want.
Monday, November 4th, 2019: What Can I Do with My Sociology Degree? Part 2
7 pm. A second panel presentation and discussion with a different five recent (2019) UWG grads that are currently working in government, non-profits, and for businesses in varying roles.
Monday, November 18th, 2019: What Do Employers Look For?
7 pm. A panel presentation and discussion with four local employers in the fields of health, non-profit organizations, social work, and business.