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What to do with a WGS Degree

Spring 2017

Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) is one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. Employers are looking for the skills you will develop. With a Women's and Gender Studies minor you will: 

  • Develop a multicultural lens that will help identify power, privilege and intersectionality.
  • Be well versed on contemporary social issues
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Fine tune your research and writing capabilities
  • Be prepared to work with diverse groups of people
  • Gain experience in civic engagement 

According to the Bentley Preparedness Study, 61% or corporate recruites report that soft skills (such as civic) and hard skills (technical) are equally important for success in the workforce. (2016)

WGS courses explore historical and contemporary connections between gender and society. You will analyze topics in communication, marriage, sexuality, pop culture, and others through the lens of gender to become a more effective agent for social change. 

What WGS graduates are doing now...

  • Youth outreach
  • University Administration
  • Student Affairs
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Corporate Consulting
  • Graduate School
  • Public Relations
  • Women's health
  • Health networks
  • Hospitals, clinics, private/group practice
  • Wellness centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Mental health institutions
  • Counseling
  • Case management
  • Community Relations
  • Non-profits
  • Government programs
  • Media Writing (TV, movies, magazines, etc.)
  • Law School
  • Lobbying