This site provides access to information pertinent to Sociology students about future opportunities available in this field. Included is information on Post Graduate Education, Internships, Scholarships, Careers and Volunteer Work.
Post Graduate Education links:
- Graduate Schools in Canada for Sociology
- Think about interdisciplinary programs, such as Brock University's new MA in Social Justice program, St. Mary's Department of Management
- Graduate Schools in the U.S.
- International Graduate Schools
- Do your Sociology graduate degree through distance education
- Bachelor of Education
- Business Schools
- Law School
- Medical School
- Social Work: Wilfrid Laurier, Dalhousie, St Thomas University (Frederiction), McGill, York, Regina, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work (Canadian accreditation body), Council on Social Work Education (U.S. accreditation body)
- Police and Corrections Training
Internships, Teach abroad, etc.:
(Note that you should carefully check the organization before making a commitment)
- Coady youth programs (affiliated with St. Francis Xavier University)
- Tatamagouche Centre internships (an independent centre in Nova Scotia)
- Canada World Youth cwy-jcm.org ; dfait-maeci.gc.ca (a Canadian youth-oriented non-governmental organization)
- Student Work Abroad Program (a Canadian program facilitating student work/travel experiences)
- World University Service of Canada (a Canadian development non-governmental organization and student education program)
- Canadian University Service Overseas (a Canadian development non-governmental organization)
- campusaccess.com (a Canadian post-secondary student-oriented website with internship and other links)
- volunteer.org.nz (a New Zealand site with international volunteer opportunities)
- Information on the Canadian government (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) site on Canada Crossroads, a Canadian development nongovernmental organization and education program
- volunteerinternational.org (a US site with information about volunteer programs)
- gvi.co.uk (a British travel/volunteer business)
- Information about teaching English in Mexico (information from someone who has done this)
- Government of Canada Awards and Exchanges for Education: a good site with lots of other links
- Student Awards: this is a database for students which matches a personal profile with available scholarships. Students are given their own inboxes through this database in order to access scholarships for which they are eligible
- SSHRC Website: this is the standard place for doctoral students and post-PhD academics to apply for funding. Check to see their requirements as this is useful practice
- Here is the University's research office site with links to possible future funders:
- J. Armand Bombardier Scholarship fellowships: this is designated for students who wish to "internationalize their studies". These are valued at $17500 each. the closing date for application is February 2. To be eligible, one must have at least one degree, and show academic excellence.
- Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme: this scholarship is designed to "reward students who follow through their career strategy." To enter, one must simply write an essay (250 words) on how you plan to achieve your goals. Do this, and you could win a scholarship worth $750-$3,000. For information on rules, click above.
- Soroptimist Foundation of Canada: These are Grants for women of $7500 a piece, given annually to women in Graduate studies.
- The information presented here does not represent all the scholarships available to students. Many more are available. For more information, contact the financial aid office on the first floor of Nicholson Hall.
- For information about jobs, resumes, interviews, etc. contact the StFX Student Career Centre
- Government/ Public Service or contact Katherine.Lusk@psc-cfp.gc.ca.
- Why volunteer?
- Information about Canadian volunteer opportunities
- Local volunteer opportunities