By understanding the dependency of these interactions on each other, I am currently able to be more perceptive about community engagement in the field of mental health and its importance. Being able to do this has given me an edge over other students in my graduate school classes who do not have a sociology background.
More importantly, sociology as a subject demands discussion of global and national current issues in gender, culture, society, development, art, and education.
Being a part of these discussions has helped me understand different perspectives on world matters and form better and more informed opinions. Additionally, through the sociology program I was able to better understand the domain of research, its importance, and present one of my sociology papers at an international conference in Sweden. This also helped me network with peers from across the globe and find interesting connections between sociology, communication, health and psychology.