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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Gender and Sexuality Studies

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?

Key Skills & Knowledge

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.

Sample Job Titles

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

  • Advocate
  • Archivist
  • Campaign Organizer
  • Caseworker
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Children's Program Coordinator
  • Citizenship & Immigration
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Customs Officer
  • Development Coordinator
  • Donor Services Coordinator
  • Equity Officer
  • Foreign Services
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Relations Associate
  • Grant Writer
  • Health Care Coordinator
  • Hotline Operator
  • Human Rights Advocate/Worker
  • Immigration Officer
  • Indigenous Liaison
  • Issue Expert
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Midwife
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Peer Advocate
  • Planned Parenthood Counselor
  • Policy Analyst/Planner
  • Political Director
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Rape Crisis Program Coordinator
  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Reproductive Health Counsellor
  • Research Analyst/ Researcher
  • Sexual Assault Consultant
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Union Organizer/Representative
  • Victims’ Advocate
  • Women’s Rights Advocate
  • Women’s Shelter Director
  • Writer
  • Youth Counsellor

Potential Industries

  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Advocacy
  • Businesses
  • Centres for Women
  • Community Organizations
  • Communications
  • Culture and Recreation
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Agencies
  • Judicial System
  • Labour Unions
  • Libraries
  • Market Research Firms
  • Media
  • Midwifery Clinics
  • Non-Profits & NGOs
  • Post-Secondary
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing Houses
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Research & Development
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Women’s Shelters


Did you know?

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.

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences Building, SS102
T: 403.220-6318

Clubs on Campus:

Women Studies & Feminist Club
Women in Leadership

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020