Anne Shoemaker

Anna Shoemaker.

Class: 2009
Current Position:
 Manager of Program and Student Services at CAPA The Global Education Network, London

I chose to study sociology after taking a few introductory courses. I wasn’t exactly sure what career I wanted to pursue after college, but through taking these courses I knew I was gaining really valuable and transferable skills that would prepare me for a range of career paths.

All of my sociology classes were engaging and challenging and the faculty created a welcoming learning environment. My most memorable experience as a sociology student at UB, is when I chose to spend my last semester studying in London with a UB faculty member and a group of UB Sociology students. That experience gave me the chance to put what I’d learned in the classroom into practice while living and working in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. I’d never considered living or working abroad before that experience and it really opened my eyes to what would be possible after graduation. I now live and work in London and am certain that had I not been encouraged by my professor to pursue that opportunity, I would not be where I am today!

After I graduated from UB, I moved to London to pursue an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. My courses in sociology gave me the foundation in critical thinking needed to pursue that degree. In my current role, I work with people from all over the world and my background in sociology always feels present.

I would strongly recommend this program as the skills you gain make you well-rounded and prepared for a variety of careers. The faculty are extremely supportive and enthusiastic which really left a positive impression on me.