I wondered how my degree in sociology would benefit me in the real world, and I have to admit, there is no way I would be successful in my current position at a global HR/Finance company without the skills I acquired from my time spent studying sociology. The professors I had and the courses I took exposed me to the value and importance of being an engaging, and personable individual and employee. I work with a diverse group of people every single day. Because of my sociological background, I have been able to develop meaningful relationships with these individuals that open my network to endless possibilities. If I had one piece of advice to give to any undergraduates unsure of their life after Gettysburg, it would be, don’t worry…you will be fine! Cheers!
Gettysburg College fosters meaningful relationships and interactions that expand beyond the campus community. Immediately feeling at home at Gettysburg College and wanting to share that feeling, Ty Abdul-Karim ’18 created a community in which other students could find their place.