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Career Preparation

Career Center

DePaul's Career Center provides students, alumni and employers with opportunities to connect. No matter where you are in your career search, whether its deciding on a career path, making a career change, or preparing for your first job interview, the Career Center has resources to help you succeed.

Career Exploration & Advising

Many students are unsure of what type of career they should pursue.  Take advantage of the resources available to assist in this decision.  The first step is to make a career exploration appointment with Hilarie Longnecker or Ed Childs, who specialize in assisting students with liberal arts majors. 

To make an appointment, call 773-325-7431.

Writing Resumes and Preparing for Interviews

Your resume is a marketing tool.  A good resume promotes you as an ideal candidate to potential employers. The goal in writing a resume is to make yourself attractive to potential employers, thus securing an opportunity for you to interview with the organization.

Learning How to Network

Networking is the act of building relationships. Its making connections and sharing information for both personal and professional gain. At one time, professional networking was accomplished through face-to-face interactions. Now, however, there are online networking websites like which increase your networking potential.  

Workshops and Events

Whether you are looking to learn more about your career interests, develop job seeking skills, or want to connect with professionals in your field, our events and workshops are a great way to start.  Some recent events & workshops include:
  • Ace Your First Professional Interview
  • Demystifying Networking and Creating Connections
  • How Can Alumni Help Me Plan my Career?
  • Identify Your Skills and Accomplishments
  • Job & Internship Fairs 
  • LinkedIn Basics for Job Searching

What Can I Do With a Sociology Major?

Sociology majors pursue careers in a variety of professional fields, including
  • advocacy
  • case management/social work
  • community outreach and education
  • consulting
  • counseling
  • education & higher education
  • journalism
  • law (lawyer, judge, paralegal) and law enforcement (federal agent, police officer, probation officer)
  • program development
  • public relations/advertising
  • research (for government agencies, private companies, nonprofit organizations, scholarship)
  • urban planning
  • college-level teaching