Career Paths

The job market in which you will compete will demand of you the knowledge acquired and the skills honed in the Gender Studies Program. A wide variety of careers directly engage with gender:

  • Successful marketing and advertising campaigns pay careful attention to gendered differences in purchasing patterns and customers’ expectations of the businesses they patronize;
  • Large corporations and small businesses need to attend to issues such as sexual harassment, flex-time, parental leave, pay equity, and equal employment opportunities;
  • Expertise on gender issues is crucial for those pursuing careers in law, medicine, nursing, social work, teaching, and counseling.

As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, you will have completed the rigorous liberal arts education that employers value. You will bring important skills to your career:

  • Critical thinking;
  • Strong research skills;
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Furthermore, the interdisciplinary, analytical framework that you will develop as a Gender Studies major will set you apart from your A&L peers. You will be distinguished by skills imperative to the 21st century:

  • The ability to parse out insights from a variety of disciplines and apply them to specific problems and issues;
  • A sophisticated understanding of how gender issues surround and impact the contemporary world in complex ways that are shaped by the intersections of class, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, and religion;
  • An understanding of human diversity, particularly regarding the social formation of human identities, practices, and institutions.

Our graduates have taken diverse, interesting, and fulfilling Career Paths.

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