Career Profiles: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

CSULB Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies asserts that gender and sexuality are fundamental categories of social organization and power that are inseparable from race, ethnicity, class, nationality, and other categories of difference. The field creates and promotes research and teaching that challenges racism, sexism, and related bigotries that undermine the possibility for all populations to exist free from discrimination, deprivation, hostility, violence and marginalization. Students hold positions in business, government, and the non-profit sector where they actively work to create positive changes in our society. Some students also go on for additional education in law, social services, public policy, medicine and education.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Academic Advisor
  • Attorney
  • College Professor
  • Community Outreach
  • Counselor
  • Financial Planner
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Lobbyist
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Management Trainee
  • Mediator
  • Sales Representative
  • School Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Union Organizer
  • Women’s Rights Activist
  • Writer/Grant Writer
  • Youth Organizer

Where Employed:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Education
  • Government
  • Nonprofit
  • Philanthropic Organizations
  • Publishing
  • Research Centers/Think Tanks
  • Social Services

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