Women’s Studies scholars ask questions such as: Are women more likely to live in poverty? Has gender equality been achieved in the Canadian workplace? What does it mean to be female?
Service Learning: Working with advocacy groups, human rights organizations, environmental and consumer groups, health care, and youth, elderly and social services; liaising between theory experts and policy makers.
Understanding Differences & Gender Perspectives: Knowledge of how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, and ability, in shaping ways of thinking and the world; knowledge of inequality, power relationships, and injustice.
Research Skills: Developing research strategies and utilizing research methods; data collection, processing and synthesis of information; application of information for policy development; ethnographic study and interview abilities.
Cultural Understanding: Appreciation of mass media gender presentation; awareness of how gender identity is constructed and an increased sense of what is important in creating strong families and social relationships; understanding of organizational and group dynamics.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Analysis and synthesis of interdisciplinary theory; approach problems from various perspectives; analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem and developing solutions.
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.