CAREERS

Since Women’s Studies provides students a framework for understanding the world, our graduates find themselves in many different places. Students acquire jobs in the non-profit sector, such as international relief agencies, domestic violence agencies, homeless shelters, after-school programs, and children and family services. Other fields our students have entered include public relations, counseling, union organizing, public policy and research, victim advocacy, and human/civil rights.

This list includes job titles that have been identified across a number of sources as potential positions for a women’s and gender studies graduate

Arts
  • Arts Administrator
  • Musician
  • Performing Artist
  • Photographer
Communications
  • Advertising Director
  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Communication Director
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Film Caster
  • Film Producer
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Director
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Public Relations Director
  • Publicist
  • Publisher
  • Writer
Education
  • Academic Adviser
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Archivist
  • Career Counselor
  • Counselor
  • Librarian
  • Teacher
Government
  • Bailiff
  • Correction Officer
  • Congressional Staff Member
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Maker
  • Political Campaign Director
Health & Human Services
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Analyst
  • Health Clinic Coordinator
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Health Specialist
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Therapist
Private Industry
  • Affirmative Action Coordinator
  • Business Manager
  • Customer Relations Representative
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Planner
  • Fiscal Manager
  • Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Fashion Designer
  • General Contractor
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Support Services Coordinator
  • Investment Counselor
  • Job Developer
  • Producer
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager

Develop Valuable Skills for any Industry or Job

As a women’s studies major, you’ll gain career skills that employers in any industry find valuable:

  • Critical thinking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Complex problem solving
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Empathy and interpersonal relationship management
  • Cultural and global awareness
  • Time management

Alumni & Giving

Women’s Studies alumni pursue a variety of professional and personal endeavors after graduation. They find themselves working in local and state governments, developing reproductive rights platforms in non-profit work, pursuing medical degrees and work on women’s health, doing socially engaged art, lead humanitarian expeditions in the United States and abroad, and working fashion and merchandising.  Our alumni find success in such a wide range of paths as diverse as teaching, running non-profit organizations, doing philanthropy work, coordinating relief efforts for disasters, developing sustainable economic pathways for immigrant and refugee women and their children, and as business leaders of small and large enterprises.

A short list of organizations for graduates majoring in women’s and gender:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Childcare and Adoption Agencies
  • Civic/Consumer Organizations
  • City Government
  • College Alumnae(i) Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Affairs Agencies
  • County Government
  • Community Organizations
  • Consumer Protection
  • Economic Development Councils
  • Economic Research Foundations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Financial Service Firms
  • Health Organizations
  • Judicial System
  • Labor Unions
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Retail Stores
  • Social Service Agencies
  • State Attorney General
  • State Department of Education
  • State Department of Health and Environment
  • State Department of Human Services
  • State Department of Health Care Policy and Finance
  • Women's Rights Organizations