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What Can I do With a Degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies?

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Places of Employment

Women, gender, and sexuality studies majors develop skills that are highly valued by employers. These skills include: critical thinking, research, analysis, oral/written communication, presentation, & problem solving skills. Women, gender, and sexuality studies majors may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Some women, gender, and sexuality studies graduates choose to work in advocacy or social services-related positions, community development, business, and government. Career-related internships or part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation in these and other fields.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where employers indicated an interest in recruiting students majoring in women, gender, & sexuality studies. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for women, gender, & sexuality studies majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies

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  • Domestic Violence Program Coordinator
  • Women's Business Training Center Director
  • Minority Women's Outreach Coordinator

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Professional Associations

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Women's Studies Majors

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Internet Sites with Job Search Information for Women's Studies Majors

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Miscellaneous

Department of Women's Studies - Portland State University

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