Your major is just the beginning...
Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.
To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).
The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.
Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.
Women's and Gender Studies
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a Degree in Women's and Gender Studies
Sample of Occupations
Women's and Gender Studies Web Sites
Graduate School Information
The Women's and Gender Studies Program draws on the humanities, arts, social and biological sciences to explore the broad range of intellectual questions concerning both the social positions of women and the gendered constructions of knowledge, identity and culture. Students in the program have the opportunity to study theories of feminism, gender and sexuality; the diversity of women's experiences and representations past and present; and women's movements in the United States and around the globe. This curriculum brings students into contact with the extensive research on women, gender and feminism that has burgeoned during the past 30 years as well as with historical and cross-cultural knowledge that recognizes the intersections of gender with race, class, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, age, ability and nationality.
The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Women's and Gender Studies major at Brandeis.
|2010||National Women's Law Center||Program Assistant, Family Economic Security||Non Profit|
|2010||Autostraddle.com||Senior Editor||Publishing & Journalism|
|2011||The Urban Institute||Research Assistant||Policy|
|2008||Congregation Beit Simchat Torah||Programing Assistant||Religion|
|1998||University of Florida||Assistant Professor, Anthropology||Higher Education|
|2006||Mercy Housing California||Administrative Assistant||Non Profit|
|1977||Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago||Assistant Director, Gift & Planning||Fundraising & Development|
|2010||WB Mason||e-Commerce Marketing Associate||Advertising & Marketing|
|2010||Delkab County Public Defender's Office||Legal Intern||Law|
|1999||Cogent Research||Research Director||Advertising & Marketing|
|2011||North Shore, LIJ Health System||Finacial Analyst||Health Care|
|2008||US House of Representatives||Legislative Fellow||Government|
|2009||A Window Between Worlds||Event & Volunteer Coordinator||Non Profit|
|1989||Global eXchange Service||International Finance/Accounting||Finance & Banking|
Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.
In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills. The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities. Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.
- Career Opportunities (WGS Program Web site)