WGSS Careers

Our WGSS education offers transferable skills desired by top employers in a variety of exciting fields. Take a look at the list below and start the conversation about your future WGSS career with your professor, UConn Coach, or family member.


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Policy Making and Politics

  • See your academic pursuits pay off by creating and promoting policies that can achieve real world change.
    • Legislative Aide
    • Political Analyst
    • Representative/Elected Official
    • City Manager
    • Program Analyst
    • Government Relations Officer
    • Policy Researcher
    • Voter Outreach Specialist
    • Lobbyist
    • Union Organizer
    • Political Intelligence Officer
    • Human Rights Advocate

Consulting, Management, and Analysis

  • Help guide, inform, and educate with your specialized knowledge of gender and sexuality.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant
    • Human resources manager
    • Project manager
    • Event Organizer
    • Business Consultant
    • Media Analyst
    • Employee Relations Consultant
    • Human services manager
    • Market Researcher
    • Employee Relations
    • Political engagement officer
    • Union Organizer 
    • Public Relations Specialist


  • Use your skill connecting to people from diverse backgrounds and identities  to provide essential care, healthcare education, and healing. 
    • Physician
    • Physical Therapist
    • OBGYN
    • Pelvic Floor Therapist
    • Doula
    • Midwife
    • Lactation consultant
    • Nurse
    • Sonographer
    • Home Health Aide
    • Health Services Consultant
    • Medical Office Manager
    • Health Researcher
    • Patient Advocate

Counseling, Therapy, Psychological Services

  • Provide personal, one-on-one mental health care informed by an understanding of intersecting identities and oppressions.
    • School Counselor
    • Trauma Counselor
    • Sex Therapist
    • Child psychologist
    • Rehabilitation Counselor
    • Program manager
    • Sexuality Counselor
    • Family Therapist

Social Work and Advocacy

  • Facilitate change in your community by providing support, care, and educational resources.
    • Sexual Assault and Trauma Center Worker
    • Community Health Worker
    • Youth Worker
    • Shelter Advocate
    • Mental Health Advocate
    • Employee at a women’s house for survivors of domestic violence (Ex: Sojourner House in RI)
    • Coalitions Against Domestic Violence organizer/volunteer/employee
    • Non-Profit work for LGBTQ survivors of violence
    • Sexual and Domestic Violence Hotline Worker
    • Victim Advocate
    • Housing Advocate
    • Community Outreach Coordinator
    • Child Welfare Worker

NGOs (Non-governmental organizations)

  • Play a key role in realizing change for the causes that inspire you.
    • Research Associate
    • Canvasser
    • Fundraising Specialist
    • Public Relations Specialist
    • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Community Organizer
    • Peace Corps- educator
    • Peace Corps Educator
    • Program Field Manager
    • Social Media Manager

Human Resources and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)

  • Create safe and equitable workplaces and communities for people of all identities and backgrounds.
    • DEI Officer
    • DEI Manager
    • Directory of Equity and English Language Learning, Public School District
    • Benefits Administrator
    • Human Resources Specialist
    • Training Coordinator
    • Employee Relations Manager

Education, Libraries, and Archives

  • Conduct, collect, and disperse research on the field of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
    • Historical archivist (The Black Archives)
    • Librarian 
    • Researcher
    • LGBTQ Archivist(ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives)
    • Professor
    • School Teacher
    • Early Childhood Educator
    • Sex Education Teacher


  • Follow your passion for justice and equity by providing legal counsel and support to the underrepresented.
    • Family Lawyer
    • Immigration Lawyer
    • Environmental Lawyer
    • Reproductive Lawyer
    • Paralegal
    • Domestic and Sexual Abuse Prosecutor 
    • Criminal Justice System Reform Specialist