Gender and Women's Studies

Have you always been fascinated by the roles and contributions of women in past and contemporary societies? Are you passionate about changing the everyday realities of millions of women facing various challenges around the world? If you want to learn in an interdisciplinary manner and explore different perspective on such issues as race, sexuality, gender and how they affect women, then pursuing Women’s Studies may be the first step to your future.

Career Options in Gender and Women's Studies

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Gender & Women's Studies degree than others.

  • Activist
  • Advocate
  • Artist
  • Author/Writer
  • Community Worker
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Counsellor
  • Editor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Coordinator
  • Family Therapist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Fundraiser
  • Gallery Director
  • Government Administrator
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Historian
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • NGO Director
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Policy Researcher
  • Politician
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Speech Writer
  • Women’s Rights Advocate
  • Youth Worker

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.