What Can You Do with a WGSS Major or Minor? 

Students who major or minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies often go into careers related to advocacy for gender equality and/or LGBT rights in international development, law, health care, education or social services. 

Some recent examples include positions with:

  • Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University
  • Commission on Women's Issues at in the New York City Mayor's Office
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
  • Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport at University of Minnesota
  • Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

Our graduates also go on to careers in publishing, financial planning, law, education, college admissions, higher education administration, and development. Although these career paths are not specifically related to feminist issues, graduates often find that their understanding of gender and sexuality informs and improves their work. Some recent examples include:

  • Admissions Dean (Franklin and Marshall College, University of Massachusetts--Amherst and MacMurray College)
  • English Teacher (Philadelphia Public Schools)
  • Spanish Teacher, Teach for America
  • Publicist, Random House
  • Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • Advancement Associate for LREI (independent school in New York City)
  • Paralegal, Cold Case Unity of the New York County District Attorney's Office 
  • Recruiter, Bloomberg Financial Products Division
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellow, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Legal Recruitment and Development Coordinator, Federal Trade Commission