About that sociology degree…

Alumnae/i who majored in sociology returned to campus this spring to share their career paths with students at the invitation of Associate Professor of Sociology Karen McCormack.

The alums participating in a panel discussion were: Ian Peck ’04, an attorney who is a corporate associate at Goodwin Proctor, LLP; Courtney Hale ’07, a family counselor and outpatient psychotherapist; Jackie Moran ’11, a consumer insights associate at Dorel Juvenile Group; and Stefan Forrestal-Swaintek ’15, an adolescent youth advocate at Friends of the Children.

“We have been hosting alumnae/i panels every semester for nearly three years now with three goals,” said McCormack. “First, to help current students identify careers for students with a sociology degree; second, to help them network with alums [the panel is always followed by a casual dinner with a more informal chat]; and third, to stay connected with our alums and understand what skills are necessary once they leave Wheaton.”