What Can I do With a Degree in Women's Studies?

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List of Employers who Posted Jobs in Handshake for Women's Studies Majors

Women's 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's Studies majors may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Some Women's Studies graduates choose to work in advocacy or social services-related positions, community development, business, and government.  

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where employers specifically requested Women's Studies and/or Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies majors. Career-related internships or part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for Women's Studies majors. Advising and Career Services provides this list as a tool for generating ideas for further exploration.

    • Accdon:  Editorial Assistant
    • American Red Cross:  Disaster Workforce Engagement Manager, Recruitment Coordinator
    • Arkansas Teacher Corps: K-12 Teacher
    • Ascend Public Charter Schools: Middle School Humanities Teaching Fellowship
    • AXA Advisors:  Financial Sales Professional
    • Balboa Capital:  Account Executive
    • BASIS Charter School:  English, History, Elementary Reading/Language Arts Teachers
    • Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver: Outdoor Education Coordinator, Youth Enrichment Specialist, Athletics Specialist, Education Specialist, Health Specialist, STEM Specialist, Club Director, Assistant Site Director, Program Manager
    • Buckeye International:  Sales Management Program
    • Campus Point:  Bilingual (Mandarin) Customer Care Technician, Business Services Specialist, Project Coordinator
    • Capacity Builders:  Community Change Agent
    • Carmen Group (government affairs consulting):  Junior Associate
    • Catholic Community and Housing Services of Western Washington:  Community Support Coordinator
    • Center for American Education and Culture:  English (ESL) Teacher in China
    • Central City Concern: Human Resources Partner
    • Change Corps:  Organizer
    • Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago:  Coordinator of Research and Support
    • Chemsearch:  Territory Sales Representative
    • City of Carlsbad, California:  Human Resources Management Analyst, Human Resources Manager
    • City of Portland Oregon Housing Bureau:  Senior Housing Administrative Specialist
    • Coalition of Community Health Clinics: Health and Housing Coordinator
    • Disability Rights Oregon:  Intake Counselor
    • Epic: Project Manager, Technical Writer, Client Systems Engineer, Software Tester, Technical Problem Solver
    • Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund:  Beneficiary Coordinator
    • Gladish Community and Cultural Center:  Executive Director
    • Graham-Windham:  Case Planner
    • Hillel International: Innovation Specialist
    • Human Rights Watch:  Associate-Development and Outreach/Operations Departments
    • Interaction Metrics:  Communications Lead, Customer Experience (CX) Analyst
    • Irving Texas Police Department:  Police Officer
      Jackson Street Youth Services:  Next Steps Manager
    • King County:  Human Resource Analyst
    • Kwontified:  Strategy Analyst
    • Lumen Learning:  Marketing Coordinator
    • MDRC: Technical Research Analyst, Research Associate, Research Assistant, Resource Management Assistant
    • Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division:  Consumer Engagement Coordinator
    • Neighborhood House:  Staffing Specialist
    • Nestle:  Retail Sales Representative
    • Next Level Exchange:  Recruiting Sales Account Manager
    • North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health-Office of the Chief Medical Examiner:  Child Death Research Assistant
    • Sinclair Broadcasting Group:  Spanish Language Multimedia Journalist, News Producer, Multimedia Journalist, Social Media Coordinator, News Photojournalist, News Editor
    • Social Science Research Council:  Understanding Violent Conflict Initiative Program Assistant
    • State of California Department of Parks and Recreation:  State Park Peace Officer Cadet (Ranger)
    • Survey.com:  Community Coordinator
    • SurveyMonkey:  Business Development Representative
    • Teach for America:  Corps Member
    • Texas Public Policy Foundation:  Grants Manager, Web Writer and Social Media Assistant
    • The Advisory Board Company:  Coordinator-Research for Health Care Research Department; Analyst for Strategy and Operations Department
    • The Nature Conservancy-Washington State Chapter:  Olympic Field Forester; Conservation Coordinator, Lands; Philanthropy Coordinator; Public Fundraising Manager
    • Total Quality Logistics:  Logistics Account Executive
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:  Research Communications Associate
    • W.W. Norton & Company:  Publishing Sales Representative
    • Wells Fargo:  Financial Analyst Program-Middle Market Banking Development Program
    • YMCA of Columbia-Willamette:  Digital Communications Specialist, Aquatics Program Director, Senior Program Director-Camp Collins

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Careers Reported by Women’s Studies Majors (Recent Graduates) on College/University Surveys

This list of jobs reported was generated from survey data published by colleges and universities across the United States. It does not represent every career possibility for Women’s Studies majors. Please be aware that internships or other career-related experience may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation.  Advising & Career Services provides this list only as a tool for generating ideas for exploration.

  • Analyst for a global consulting firm
  • Analyst for an economic, financial, and strategy consulting firm
  • Analyst for an information and technology company
  • Assistant Annual Fund Director for a university
  • Assistant at a digital media and broadcasting company
  • Assistant to the Director of Training and Technical Assistance for a sexual abuse prevention nonprofit
  • Assistant to the President for nonprofit dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and nonviolence
  • Associate Consultant for a multinational technology company
  • College Coach for an academic success program
  • Consulting Analyst-Human Capital for a global consulting firm
  • Family Access Navigator-Medical Case Manager for a health and social services agency
  • Field Organizer for a presidential candidate
  • Grant Specialist with a health system
  • Instructor for an adventure-based education program
  • Intern with a women’s reproductive health nonprofit
  • Media Analyst and Account Manager for a media monitoring, analytics, and data visualization company
  • Program Coordinator for a community center
  • Public Information Coordinator for a public radio station
  • Recruitment and Selection Associate for a nonprofit providing summer and after-school programs for youth
  • Reporter for a weekly newspaper
  • Research Assistant for a children’s hospital
  • Research Fellow for a university
  • Residential Specialist for a behavioral health nonprofit
  • Sourcer for a chain of specialty apparel stores
  • Staffing Services Associate for a multinational technology company
  • Strategy and Analytics Analyst for a global marketing and technology agency
  • Student Researcher for the Fulbright Program
  • Supervisor for community recreational nonprofit/human service organization
  • Teacher for an education nonprofit
  • Translation Project Manager for a staffing agency
  • Writing Intern for an independent game developer

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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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