We'd love for you to help the department. There are multiple opportunities to get involved and make a difference in the lives of students.

alumni

Share Your Expertise

We welcome alumni to speak with students and faculty about their work. We want to encourage them to take action in the world around them. If you wish to volunteer to speak to a class or provide a lecture, please contact Department Head, John Ryan.

Each of you has tremendous knowledge and experience to share with our students. We're always looking for new internships and externships and opportunities for our students.

If you are willing to sponsor an internship, please send specifics to Donna Sedgewick who will post the information for our students.

We also are looking for externship sponsors. An externship is a "shadow" program. A student would observe you at work for a few days during a break between semesters. You can sign up through Career Services.

You can also sign up to be a Career Link mentor at http://www.career.vt.edu/. Click on Career Link and sign up to network with current Hokies.

If your organization would be interested in participating in career fairs, please contact Monica Kimbrell.

Other ideas? Email John Ryan.

Share Your Wealth

Our students benefit from gifts and support from alumni and friends who invest in expanding opportunities. These include endowed scholarships, a program excellence endowed fund, and an endowed lecture. Gifts are made in two categories: annual or major. 

Annual gifts of any size demonstrate your recognition of the value of your degree and your desire to see the program thrive. Please designate your annual gifts to the Department of Sociology.

If you wish to make a major gift, please contact Dan Cleveland, our assistant dean of advancement, by emailing him or calling him at 540-231-5380.