Women’s & Gender Studies

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for women's studies.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • 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

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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. For more information, email , TU Women’s and Gender Studies Internship Coordinator.

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.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Women's And Gender Studies Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume 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 website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview questions

Common industry related questions
  • 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.