Jobs and Careers

While many WMGS grads find fulfilling work in Human Resources, Counseling, and Social Work, there are also many jobs in other fields you'll be prepared for such as:

Entry Level Jobs

  • Outreach Coordinator for a Women’s Studies Department
  • Research Assistant at a university institution
  • Production Assistant for independent media company
  • Editorial Assistant for woman-run media company
  • Assistant Writer for Ms. Magazine
  • Community Health Outreach Worker
  • HIV/AIDS Advocate
  • Paralegal at a Women’s Rights Firm
  • International Legal Aide
  • Research Associate at National Immigration Law Center
  • AmeriCorp Member
  • Administrative Manager, Africa Division at Human Rights Watch
  • Community Organizer
  • Grants Assistant for the organization Justice, Equality, Human Dignity, and Tolerance
  • Human trafficking victim outreach worker
  • Media Strategist at Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Advanced Careers

  • University Program Advisor
  • Social Science Researcher at the Women of Color Policy Network
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Trainer at Employer Training, LLC
  • Director of a media ethics group such as Media Action Alliance
  • Editor of a news journal
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Reproductive Health Specialist
  • Immigration Lobbyist
  • Attorney for a Legal Aid Society
  • Lawyer at Lambda Legal, organization fighting for LGBT rights
  • Policy Analyst
  • Executive Director of MADRE, human rights organization
  • Fundraiser for a non-profit organization
  • Communications Director for a non-profit organization
  • Chapter Organizer at Gay Lesbian Student Education Network (GLSEN)
  • Gender Identity Advocate for Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GPAC)

Pursue a graduate school degree in: Women's and Gender Studies, Social Work, Law, Sociology, or other important fields of study.