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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

Recent changes in policies and practices in the public and private sectors have led to an increasing number of job possibilities for people knowledgeable about women and gender issues. Human resources offices, public policy-makers, government, police forces, social services agencies and educational institutions are all interested in employees with such knowledge, especially for positions that address employment equity and sexual harassment concerns.

Women and Gender Studies courses can also help you prepare for a variety of careers:

  • children's rights advocate
  • community development
  • corrections officer
  • counsellor/therapist
  • crisis worker/intake/referral
  • discrimination investigator
  • educator
  • equity officer
  • human resources
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • multi-cultural coordinator
  • non-profit organization director
  • outreach worker
  • policy analyst
  • social policy researcher
  • social worker
  • student services officer
  • victims advocate
  • women's centre organizer

Sample Industries/Types of Employers

  • community organizations
  • educational organizations
  • financial organizations
  • government
  • health organizations
  • media organizations
  • public policy departments

"At each step of my career, I have found myself making good use of my degree in Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies. One of the reasons I was able to successfully acquire some of these positions was that I had a university degree in a social science field. I look back on my time as student fondly, and feel grateful that I had the opportunity to study Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies at Laurier."

– Kendra Foord


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