Careers with a Sociology Major
Sociology and Advertising
Julia Fedor holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and urban studies from Northwestern University. She is a digital project manager with the advertising agency Leo Burnett in Chicago. Julia oversees the planning and execution of web design and online promotions, helping corporate and public interest clients use online technology to advance their brands and missions.
Sociology and Marketing Research
Elyse Krumholz received her undergraduate degree in Sociology, with a minor in Business Institutions, from Northwestern University in 2010. After graduating, she worked in consulting, leading market research projects in healthcare and consumer products industries. She currently works as a Market Research Specialist at WMS Gaming in Chicago. In this video, she explains how her degree in Sociology helped her develop the skills needed to conduct market research in the business world.
Sociology and Public Interest
Karen Sheley Staff Counsel at A.C.L.U.
Sociology and the Arts
Gemma Mangione received her undergraduate degree in journalism and art history from Northwestern University and now is a graduate student in sociology at Northwestern. She worked as the assistant to public programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York for two years after completing her undergraduate work. In this clip, she offers insights on how the social sciences and humanities speak to one another and how sociology is useful for careers in the art world.
Sociology and Business
Alexandra Tate received her undergraduate degree in Sociology (major) and French (minor) from Northwestern University a few years ago. She worked as a Client Associate in Private Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch for 2 years after graduating. In this clip, she explains how her undergraduate research in Sociology helped her land the job.
Sociology and Law
Sociology and Medicine
Greg Ogrinc, MD, MS
Sociology and the Non-Profit Sector
Companies that have hired our undergraduate alumni:
The Advisory Board Company - Business Analyst
Ameriprise Financial - Financial Advisor
Antunovich Associates - Interior Designer
The Art Institute of Chicago - Development Coordinator
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Consultant
Center for Effective Philanthropy - Research Analyst
Deloitte Consulting LLP - Senior Consultant
Federal Reserve Bank Chicago - Research
Goldman Sachs & Company - Analyst, Alternative Capital Markets
Google, Inc. - Compensation Analysis; Communications Associate
Greenberg Educational Group - Tutor
Insight Consulting Group - Senior Project Manager
JAM Productions - Talent Buyer
Parsons Transportation Group - Transit Planner
MedAssets - Director of Professional Services
National Immigration Justice Center - Paralegal
Northwestern University - Graduate School - Counseling
Rogers Park Community Council Non-Profit - Multicultural Resource Director
United States District Judge - Law Clerk
For more information about a wide variety of careers or to meet with a career counselor be sure to visit
Northwestern University Career Services.
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Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching provides a variety of programs and workshops for graduate students and faculty interested in developing their teaching practices. In addition, the Searle Center offers a variety of programs for graduate students seeking to develop their skills as Teaching Assistant (TA) and instructor , such as, a yearly conference for new TA's, a teaching certificate program and fellowship opportunities.
"The Humanities in the Age of Ecological Catastrophe” with Deborah Coen and Timothy Morton
November 4, 2014 • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
"Borderlands” with Keller Easterling and Ramón Saldívar
January 20, 2015 • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM