Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Women's and Gender Studies

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Women’s and Gender Studies from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Medical and Health Services Managers
Middle School Teachers
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Social Workers
Writers and Authors

Other Job Titles:
Director of a Women's Center
Program Director for a Non-Profit Organization
Battered Women's Center Administrator

Additional Resources - Careers in Women’s and Gender Studies

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.

TU Women’s and Gender Studies Internship Coordinator: Dr. Cindy Gissendanner

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • How would you describe your ability to work as a team member?
  • Have you ever been appointed spokesperson for a group? Tell us more about that experience.
  • How do you stay current on women/gender issues?
  • How is your previous experience applicable to the work we do here?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

Related Towson University Student Organizations:



The Career Center
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Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
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Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459

Women's and Gender Studies Program

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups

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Learn more about careers in women's and gender studies by visiting the career resource library.

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