University of Vermont

Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies

Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies

Alumni with a degree in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies, formerly known as Women’s & Gender Studies, pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies.

Job Title

Career Industry

IVF Coordinator Healthcare
LGBTQ Coordinator Higher Education
Chef Hospitality
Head Brewer Manufacturing
Teacher Primary Education
Marketing Development Manager Business
Filmmaker Film
Web Designer Communications
Political Fellow Women’s Advocacy
Food Writer/Stylist Entertainment
Victim Advocate Non-Profit
Parallel Justice Specialist Law Enforcement
Financial Analyst Financial Planning and Management
Case Manager Counseling
Psychotherapist Psychology
Salesperson Retail
Early Intervention Specialist Health Services
Clinical Nurse Nursing

Recent Employers

Crown’s Imports, LLC Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
UNC Healthcare MacLeod Brewing Company
Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice New York City Department of Education
Motherhood Maternity Abigail Kirsch, Inc.
Children’s Hospital of Oakland Lund Family Center
Burlington Police Department Plow Shares Media

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies


Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Evaluating issues, problems, and events
Ability to critique existing norms
Analyzing patterns and structures

Listening to the ideas and thoughts of others
Sensitivity to people and problems

Ability to speak to groups
Writing clearly and persuasively
Using creative means to broadcast information

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Conducting interviews
Observing people 
Gathering data

Developing new agendas for old problems
Designing research initiatives and projects

Organizing ideas and materials
Testing theories and ideas against information gathered

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Exploring ideas and themes in group discussions
Working on a team to get a job done

Awareness of gender, race, and other differences
Understanding and interpreting global cultures

Analyzing cultural events and texts with attention to the role that gender plays

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