In this webinar two young professionals who majored in sociology will share how a degree in sociology shaped their career paths and how sociological principles are employed in their positions on a daily basis. Their comments and advice to sociology students will be supplemented by Dr. Teresa Ciabattari, Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University who will be presenting data on the kinds of skills that employers are looking for and how sociology majors are using their skills in the workplace. She will also discuss how sociology programs can support the career readiness of their students.
We encourage you to bring students together as a group for viewing. Last year we held a similar webinar and some departments chose to either gather in a computer lab with each attendee registering individually, or to bring a group together in more of a classroom setting using one computer, a projector and a speakerphone.
Presenter – Kiara Nicholson is a prevention educator at Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center in San Marcos, Texas. She works to end interpersonal violence by engaging youth and adults in conversations related to gender equity, advocacy, and healthy relationships. Kiara obtained a B.A. degree in applied sociology from Texas State University and has been with HCWC since 2013.
Presenter – Bao-Tram Do started as a young grantmaker serving on a youth grantmaking board in high school. Bao-Tram received her B.A. in sociology at Whitman College and is a Gates Millennium Scholar. She is on the board of directors for Summer Search Seattle and APACEvotes. She has been working at Seattle Foundation since 2013.
Presenter – Teresa Ciabattari is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at Pacific Lutheran University. As a member of the ASA Task Force on Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major, she served on the subcommittee focusing on employment outcomes for sociology students. Ciabattari is a teacher-scholar who has published and presented on topics including teaching writing to sociology majors, using quantitative data in the classroom, and assessment of student learning. She is an active member of the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning. She is also the author of Sociology of Families: Change, Continuity, and Diversity, published by SAGE in 2016.
Moderator – Jaime Hecht is the program coordinator for the Academic and Professional Affairs Department and the managing editor of TRAILS at the ASA. Jaime holds a B.S. in sociology from Florida State University and an M.A. in applied sociology from the University of Central Florida. She has been with ASA since 2013.