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Sociology Master's Candidate

Glen Allen, VA
May 13, 2020

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Sean Patrick Mahoney

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Henrico, VA 23233



Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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-Master of Science, Sociology

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA


-Bachelor of Science, Sociology

Cum Laude

Work Experience

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

August 2019 to May 2020

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Global Student Success Program

-Meet with International students once per week to review materials for Sociology and Political Science classes.

-Attend classes to take notes to prepare for tutoring hour lecture

-Provide English language clarification during testing

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

August 2018 to May 2019

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Department of Sociology

-Assist professors with grading of papers and exams

-Prepare and proctor a study session before an exam

-Meet with students as needed to review notes, clarify assignments, and make-up exams

Henrico County Public Schools

Glen Allen, VA

January 2018 to June 2018

Registered Behavior Technician - Virginia Randolph Education Center

-Observe students and record behavior data based on guidelines set by the school

-Assist teachers and instructional assistants to manage students’ classroom behaviors

-Work with students on behavior goals using the school’s point system and specific behaviors the student and I believe they need to work on

-Ensure student safety while they are on campus

-Respond to calls for support regarding students expressing problematic behaviors

Dominion Waiver Service

Richmond, VA

March 2016 to August 2018

Direct Service Professional

-Provide basic counseling services for people with autism

-Attend to any daily needs of autistic clients

-Assist autistic clients in developing daily living skills

-Fill out regular assessments of each interaction with autistic clients


Richmond, VA

November 2013 to July 2015

Backroom Zone Manager

-Ensure the daily backroom tasks are completed by the inventory associates.

-Ensuring that sales floor department managers obtain their product from the backroom so that product is constantly moving to the floor.

-Perform or delegate price changes, modular displays, and signing changes as needed.

-Complete daily paperwork for incoming inventory

-Performing any other tasks store management requires.


Chantilly, VA

August 2012 to October 2013

Electronics Merchandise Supervisor

-Provide customer service by assisting customers in finding what they need and check them out at the cash register in the Electronics department

-Assist in the Photo department and the Connection Center (cell phones and other digital services) as needed.

-Keep the backroom bins organized and properly logged to make restocking the floor easy.

-Perform or delegate daily inventory counts on the system generated items and any items that are low or out on the shelves.

-Double check that all high dollar items have been properly received after they have been delivered.


-Senior Project: The Undermined Value of Education: How Student Debt Has Overburdened Students and Society

oAdvisor: Dr. Jesse Goldstein

May 2017

-Graduate Research Proposal: Classroom Performance: The Authority and Impression of Teachers

oAdvisor: Dr. Victor Chen

November 2018

Research Interests

-Education Policy - School-Community Interactions - Social Networks

-Pedagogy - Student-Teacher Relationship - Social Development

-Authority - Media & Information Literacy - Digital Sociology


-Typing at 67 WPM

-Data Analysis: SPSS and Python

-Productivity software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Adobe Premier, Adobe Photoshop, and GSuite applications

-Academic software: Blackboard

-Installing and troubleshooting computer hardware


-Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society April 2016

-Tau Sigma Academic Honor Society for Transfer Students April 2016

-Golden Key International Honor Society October 2016

-The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi December 2016

-Academic Excellence Award – Virginia Commonwealth University Fall 2016

-Academic Excellence Award – Virginia Commonwealth University Spring 2017

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