Career Opportunities for Majors in Women's & Gender Studies


The Women's and Gender Studies major offers and interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes multicultural and global perspectives of women's lives, presently and historically. Whilt the major focuses on the impact of cultural, educational, familial, institutional and political influences upon women, it also explores the differences and similarities among women across races, classes and ethnicities.

As a liberal arts major, students can seek employment with various types of organizations - public, private, government and Nonprofit. Graduates find job opportunities in a variety of fields, such as government, communications and media, law, public relations, human services, research, international relations, public health and other career fields.

While many graduates work in related occupations and/or choose to obtain an advanced degree, others choose different career paths. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, service-learning, work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Admissions Counselor Editor/Writer Market Research Analyst
Biographer Employee Relations Manager Planned Parenthood Counselor
Business Manager Health Policy Planner Psychologist
Career Counselor Hospital Administrator Public Relations Specialist
Child Welfare Worker Human Resource Administrator Sales Manager
Community Affairs Specialist Investment Counselor Social Worker
Community Service Agency Director Job Developer Women's Rights Advocate
Consumer Advocate Journalist
Consumer Relations Rep. Lawyer

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Advertising Agencies Community Organizations Management consulting firms
Book Publishers Consumer Organizations Market research firms
Chambers of Commerce Economic Development Council Newspapers/Magazines
Childcare and Adoption Agencies Economic Research Foundations Public Relations Firms
Civic Organizations Educational Institutions Retail Stores
College Alumnae Associations Financial Service Firms Social Service Agencies
Colleges/Universities Health Organizations Television/Radio Stations
Community Affairs Agencies Labor Unions Women's Rights Organizations
Government Agencies
Civil Rights Commission County Probation Office Health & Human Services
Commerce Dept. Department of Labor Judicial system
Consumer Affairs Office Environmental Protection Agency National Telecommunications
Consumer Product Safety Commission Federal Communications Commission Small Business Administration

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Women's & Gender Studies

Organization Job Title
NJ Dept. of Community Affairs Administrative Assistant
Alternatives Inc. Advisor
Joyce Leslie, Inc. Assistant Manager
B'nai B'rith International Membership Assistant
First Fidelity Bank Bank Teller
Cumberland Family Shelter Case Manager
Center for Women Consultant
Crawford House Counselor
American Baby Magazine Editorial Assistant
Community Correction Council Monitor
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Women's & Gender Studies

The Travel Company Account Manager
Cohen, Harrison & Co. Accountant
Rutgers University Admissions Counselor
Clear Cuts Music Assistant Producer
The Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd. Assistant-Loans and Syndications
Educational Foundation of America Director of Grants
USA Today Educational Developer
Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Log Analyst
Fordham Law School Major Gifts Officer
Irvington Police Dept. Police Officer
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Rutgers - Camden MA Liberal Arts/General Studies
Rutgers - New Brunswick MLER Labor & Employment Relations
Rutgers - Newark MA Public Administration
Vermont Law School PhD Environmental Law

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