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DCSS seeking grad student reps for Executive Committee

December 06, 2023 12:30 PM | John Curtis (Administrator)

DCSS is seeking one or more graduate students to join the Executive Committee as at-large officers.  We are hoping to connect with energetic students who are passionate about our community and the field of sociology.

At-large officers are appointed by the Executive Committee to represent the membership at large; student officers represent student members of the Society, in particular.  Student representatives typically serve for a period of two years; this appointment will begin in January 2024. At-large officers, including student officers, act as resources for conducting the business of the Society and provide ideas and material support to the principal officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer and Editor of The Sociologist) for organizing events and outreach.

This role presents student representatives with opportunities to become more involved in and contribute to the sociology community in DC. And the Society offers resources to student representatives themselves, in terms of mentorship, collegial networks, publication opportunities, and overall professional socialization both to academic sociology and to sociology practice, including public sociology.   

Interested students should send a resume and a short (no more than 150 words) statement about their sociological interests and leadership experience (or qualities) to DCSS President, Gay Young, and/or Secretary, Alex Rodriguez, by December 20, 2023. In addition, Alex can answer specific questions and speak in more detail about her positive prior experience as a student representative. We are looking forward to having graduate students join us and shape the future of DCSS! 

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