Careers in Women's and Gender Studies

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  • WHAT CAN I DO WITH A WOMEN'S AND GENDER  STUDIES DEGREE?

     
    A 2010 survey conducted for the Association of American Colleges and Universities in the wake of the economic downturn found that employers  were most interested in hiring college graduates with "a broad range of  skills and knowledge" as well as in-depth knowledge within their major.* As an interdisciplinary field, Women's and Gender Studies provides its graduates with this highly marketable background. 

     
    Women’s and Gender Studies graduates are sophisticated critical thinkers, they are able to synthesize different kinds of information, and they can easily apply academic knowledge to real world situations--skills that are valued by many prospective employers. WGST graduates also have a complex understanding of national, transnational, and global issues as well as a specialized knowledge of women’s experiences and of social, political, economic, and cultural issues facing women and other historically marginalized people. 

     
    Women’s and Gender Studies graduates at NJCU have pursued a variety of careers including:
    • Education
    • Health Services
    • Criminal Justice
    • Social Work
    • Psychological Services and Counseling
    • Public Administration
    • Community Organizing
    • Political Consulting
    • Public Advocacy
    • Law

     
    Students have also advanced to graduate programs in history, sociology, human rights and global studies, sociology, English, and creative writing. 
     
    Raising the Bar: Employers Views on College Learning in the Wake of the Economic Downturn. Hart Research Associates, 2010. 
     
      

    WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY

     
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