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Women's and Gender Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
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

Overview 

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.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Women's and Gender Studies Program alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Women's and Gender Studies Program major at Brandeis.

Women's and Gender Studies Alumni

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. 


Year Company Title  Industry
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
2010 Achievement First Teacher Education
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

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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.

Internships 

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.


What to do with a Degree in Women's and Gender Studies (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations


Women's and Gender Studies
Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources