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SOC Career Expo

SOCS Department Career Expo

Jan 6, 2021

Tuesday, January 12th from 10AM - 2PM

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SOCS Department Career Fair / Exploration Day

Jan 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 21st 

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location:  PAC Lobby

World Population Processes & Problems course flyer

Introducing "World Population Processes & Problems" Course Fall 2018

Jul 12, 2018

The Social Science Department is offering a new course on "World Population Processes & Problems" beginning fall 2018. The course will be Tuesday/Thursday from 2:10-4 p.m. Students who have completed their GE-D3 requirement are invited to enroll. 

SNAP workers in the Police Department

SNAP Job Opening with the SLO Police Department

Jun 26, 2017


The City of San Luis Obispo is currently accepting applications for Student Neighborhood Assistance Program (SNAP) workers in the Police Department. Under the general supervision of the Student Neighborhood Assistance Program coordinator and the functional supervision of the on-duty Police Department Watch Commander, SNAP personnel act as first responders to general noise complaints throughout the City, residential parking district enforcement, tag abandoned vehicles for tow and provide graffiti abatement.

Summer Job Opening with 5Cities Homeless Coalition

May 23, 2017


5Cities Homeless Coalition is looking for a full-time case manager for summer 2017. 

This job entails meeting 1v1 with homeless or potentially homeless youth (ages 16-24) and establishing an action plan with them in hopes of becoming self-sufficient and living independently. While working for a small non-profit organization means wearing many hats, this task will take up a majority of the work-day.

Cal Poly Sociology Senior Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

Jul 19, 2016

Sociology Senior Malcolm Mills
Sociology Senior Malcolm Mills will represent 
Cal Poly on the Panetta Institute for
Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program.

Malcolm Mills, a sociology major from Rancho Cucamonga is Cal Poly’s 2016 representative to the Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program.

Mills, 21, will spend two weeks in August training at the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay, followed by 11 weeks in Washington, D.C., working full time in the office of a congressional representative.

Commencement Reception

May 5, 2016

Social Sciences will be having a reception immediately following the main Commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 12, 2016.  The department reception will be held at the foot of the steps of the Kennedy Library starting at 11:45am.  Awards will be given out and family and friends will have an opportunity to meet the faculty.  Light refreshments and food will be served.  Please join us in celebrating the Graduates for 2016!

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Professor Ryan Alaniz to Attend White House Water Summit on March 22

Mar 21, 2016

Ryan Alaniz

Cal Poly Professor Ryan Alaniz will attend the White House Water Summit on Tuesday, March 22, in Washington, D.C. The event aims to raise awareness of priority water issues and potential solutions in the U.S. and catalyze ideas and actions to help build a sustainable and secure water future.

Cal Poly Professor’s Research Project Awarded Almost $750,000 National Science Foundation Award

Feb 17, 2016

Cal Poly social sciences Professor Coleen Carrigan is part of a team that has been awarded a $748,780 National Science Foundation grant to study women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and develop ways to broaden their participation in these fields.

Drought in California – Possible solutions

Jan 4, 2016

The west of the United States is literally being dried out by a hundred-year drought. California has been hit particularly badly. The precipitation and temperature measurements suggest that it is the most extreme phase of drought on record. The US weather agency, NOAA, is even speaking of the worst dry period in 1,200 years. What solutions are in sight?


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