Sociology to host annual Alumni Day
The Department of Sociology’s Alumni Day assists graduating seniors with the transition to the workforce or to graduate school on Oct. 18. The event is scheduled from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Heth Hall 016.
This year, the graduating seniors will hear from two different panels featuring alumni and faculty members about how to best approach their budding careers either in the workforce or academia.
In the graduate school panel, four members will provide insight into the graduate school experience from 9:15-10:45 a.m.
“Collectively, the four panelists’ diverse backgrounds will shed light on the realities of graduate school, questions to consider regarding this path, ways to prepare for such an endeavor, and tips on how to be successful as a graduate student,” said Stephanie Bradley, assistant professor of sociology.
Graduate School Panelists:
- Aysha Bodenhamer ’10, assistant professor of sociology
- Scott Dunn, associate professor of communication and graduate coordinator for the School of Communication
- Taylor Forrest ‘18
- Laura Jacobsen, interim dean for the College of Graduate Studies and Research
The career panel, which lasts from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., features three alumni that will share their advice and experiences related to the job market, networking, interviewing and applying sociological training to work after graduation.
- Jess Chandler ’12 of Albemarle County Public Schools
- Shylah Cundall ’13 of New River Valley Community Services
- Bianca Dickerson ’16 of the Council of Community Services
“From underclassmen who may learn strategies that can inform the choices they make at Radford, to upperclassmen for whom Alumni Day will help sharpen their post-graduation plans, the hope is that all student-attendees – regardless of major – will benefit from Alumni Day,” Bradley said.
A luncheon follows the conclusion of the second panel.