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WGSS Careers + Alumni

What will I do with a WGSS degree?

It's a question worth asking, and for students of WGSS, the answer is "a variety of jobs too broad to describe."

Typical positions held by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies graduates include those in social work, community advocacy, governmental and non-profit agencies, health care education, editing and writing for women’s publications, small business ownerships, advanced degrees in WGSS, community outreach programs and other programs requiring experience working with diverse and marginalized populations. Find recent alumni in places like:

  • Assistant Director, Hoard Historical Museum
  • Communications Coordinator, Hennepin County
  • Community Case Manager, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  • Customer Service Manager, Girl Scouts of America River Valleys
  • Director, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at UWEC
  • Domestic Violence Program Director, Family Support Center
  • Partnership Coordinator, Flynn Elementary

 Give to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

  • Prevention Specialist, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  • Production Controller, Target
  • Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Winona State University
  • Public Health Nurse, Eau Claire Health Department
  • Sexual Health Educator, Deschutes County, Oregon
  • Technical Services, Epic
  • Volunteer, Peace Corps
  • Youth advocate, Rainbow House


My WGSS major has helped me to develop a platform to think critically about everyday life from a feminist perspective. I view life from a different angle than when I first entered UWEC and that wouldn’t be possible without WGSS. I’m very thankful for that.

Emily Stage Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has helped me immensely with understanding myself, the community, the world around me, and my role in it all. It’s a million things more than just feminist teachings. I’ve never felt more self-aware.

Jessie Holewinski Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Making an impact locally

Elizabeth Nowobielski, '15 grad in women's studies, reflects on the usefulness of her degree and the passions her studies instilled in her.

Advocate in health care
Catherine Emmanuelle, Eau Claire city council

Using her experiences to benefit the city

Catherine Emmanuelle recaps a recent speaking engagement at VoteRunLead conference.

A Blugold leader

Alumni + Foundation

Through the Alumni Association and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Blugolds can both stay in touch with campus and alumni, and support the programs that shaped their futures.

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