Social JusticeMS-B1805Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
Earl SchwartzAssistant Professor651firstname.lastname@example.org
The social justice major is an interdisciplinary field of study that permits students to focus on social justice issues in local, national, and international arenas so that they may become more informed citizens and community leaders, able to participate effectively in the discussion of social justice concerns and community responses to these concerns. In addition, the major is one avenue at Hamline to prepare for professional work in social justice related occupations - i.e., legislative advocacy, government service, human services occupations, human rights and peace organization work, community organizing, and law. The social justice department provides paid internships for Majors. Interns in the past have worked for Jewish Community Action, the White Earth Land Recovery, the Innocence Project, and many more.
At Hamline, I majored in Global Studies and Social Justice. These two majors seemed perfect for me because I plan to have a career working with international nongovernmental organizations. I have always been interested in traveling abroad; and coursework and service projects throughout my education encouraged my passion for social justice. During the fall of my junior year, I had the opportunity to study in Geneva where I learned about the work of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations. The following semester, I studied in Senegal so that I could learn about one of the many countries where development programs are instituted. Embedded as they were within my coursework at Hamline, these study abroad experiences helped me to apply theories to actual events and learn about the types of work I could pursue. While on campus, I was consistently involved with Amnesty International. Through these activities, I became prepared for my career search. I went out and did things that I enjoyed and I was simultaneously exposed to organizations that address issues that matter to me. As I have been in contact with these organizations I have learned the types of skills necessary for the work as well as the sorts of programs in which I can study in graduate school.This summer, I am completing an internship with the Senegalese Association for School as an Instrument of Peace and will work as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Admission Possible in the fall. Both of these experiences will provide me with important skills and prepare me for graduate studies.
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