JaKim Williamson ’15

JaKim Williamson ’15

JaKim Williamson '15

Sociology concentration: Family Studies/Social Work

Current job: Charter School Behavioral Specialist

Why did you decide to major in Sociology? I chose Sociology as my major because I felt that it was a major that wouldn’t limit my career choices. It was a perfect way for me to go into a career where I could help people and/or choose a job where I could be productive behind the scenes.

How has your Sociology degree (what you learned in your classes, readings, assignments, etc.) helped you in your job (and personal life)? I believe my Sociology degree has helped me understand society and the people around me. The things I learned made me think outside of the box and has allowed me to have more empathy for different people . I feel comfortable adapting to diverse environments, and I believe that’s a result of what I learned while earning my Sociology degree.

What is your fondest memory of a Sociology class? One of my fondest memories from sociology class was finishing my senior seminar presentation. It was one of the most challenging things I had to complete in my time at Wagner. On the other hand it was one of the most satisfying things that I had completed. My paper focused on the relationship between education and socioeconomic status. With all of the work I had put in, it was gratifying to finish on a good note.

Do you have any tips for current Wagner (Sociology) students? One thing I would tell current Sociology students or any Wagner students in general would be just to be confident when approaching new environments. No matter how out of place you feel or think that you look, be confident in who you are and what you are capable of doing.