Case Supervisor, working with Foster Youth
“My degree has helped me in my career path because so many, if not all, of the classes I've taken apply directly to the type of work I do.”
Amber was originally a psychology major with plans to become an MFT and therapist for foster youth. It was during a summer session Sociology 101 course that things changed for her. “I started asking my professor lot of questions…the class and my professor sparked my interest.” Amber recalls. After taking a few more sociology courses, Amber realized that she preferred sociology and made the switch.
Even though Amber had switched majors, her end goal was still the same – to work with foster youth. Amber explains “My degree has helped me in my career path because so many, if not all, of the classes I've taken apply directly to the type of work I do.”
Since graduation, Amber has realized her initial goal, first working as a case manager with transition age youth, who have emancipated out of the foster care system, and today as a Case Supervisor for an agency that provides advocates to foster and probation youth.
“Sociology allows you to do a variety of things, and it taught me all about how these people came to be under served and what systems contribute to and perpetuate this inequality.” Amber says. She believes that it is a great major for those who have a general idea of what they want to do because, as she explains, “there are so many possibilities to choose from, and so many paths to get you to where you want to be.”
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