Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
One Major, Endless Possibilities
If you want to study the intersection of gender and other structures of power such as class and ethnicity, then you will be interested in this program. Study human rights, social justice, and academic and social activism through an interdisciplinary program that views these issues through cultural studies, social science, history, film, media and more.
For more information, visit the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies website.
Skills You Will Develop
What are the Career Possibilities?
Did you know, that only about two percent of adults claim to be working in the occupation they planned when they were eighteen years old (Krumboltz, Levin, 2004)? Your future career is going to be influenced by many factors – the economy, political events, technology and chance occurrences – some of which you have no control over. In addition to investigating some of the common careers associated with your major (see the list below) why not look beyond your major and open yourself up to other possibilities.
Note: This is not an exhaustive list and some of these careers require further education and/or training/designations or experience.
- Child and Youth Worker
- Settlement Worker
- Women's Health Care
- Equity Officer
- Customer Relations
- Outreach Worker
- Public Servant
- Policy Analyst
- Public Relations
- Community Affairs Specialist
- Women's Rights Advocate
- Program Coordinator
Potential Work Environments
You can advance your career in any work environment because you can build skills, gain experience and develop networks in a variety of settings, and locations. What if you are unable to land a position in your preferred career in your work place of choice? What else could you do and where could you add value to your potential career? You need not always aim for big corporations or government departments. Consider working in small to medium business and non-profit organizations. Your experience may help you get a clearer view of your preferred future, and along the way you are likely to acquire some interesting experience.
- Arts and Culture
- Health Services
- Human Rights
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Social Services
Related Professional Associations and Sites of Interest
Professional associations are a valuable resource for occupational research, and work search. The professional associations cited here may also offer career information, job boards, networking opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. They are invaluable in your career exploration in that they allow you to access a myriad of resources and publications, and link you to other sites of interest. Take action, do some research on these associations, and consider joining a professional organization. You never know who you might meet or where the affiliation might lead.
- Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
- Canadian Women's Foundation
- Institute for Women's Policy Research
- National Action Committee on the Status of Women
- National Women's Studies Association (US)
- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
- West Coast Legal Action Education Fund (LEAF)
- Women and Gender Studies Rechereche Feministe
Career Development and Work Search Resources
Occupational & Career Information
Whether you know what you want to do or you haven't yet made up your mind, you should take action to increase the odds of making choices that will benefit you. To help you get started, click the link below to learn about your "dream" career and other careers you may want to consider. Who knows, while exploring these resources you may broaden your knowledge about what's out there and open the door to other career possibilities. What you'll notice is that there is no one plan rather a range of options.