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What can you do with a WGSS degree?

Our graduates are doing great things. Here is a partial list of actual jobs our alums report. Click on the topic that interests you.

  • Poet(s)
  • Folk music performer
  • Film and video makers
  • Producer, Director
  • Clothing Line Designer (Dharmagrrl Design)
  • Actress, Boston Public Theater, City State Company
  • Host of a folk radio station
  • Textiles Curator, Allentown Art Museum
  • Freelance Concert Producer (Tibetan Freedom Concert, Festival Productions)
  • Owner, Dance Studio "Gotta Dance"
  • Program Assistant, Kennedy Center Education Department
  • Director and Producer of Out! For Reel LGBT Film Series
  • Spanish to English Translator, Copy Editor, and Project Manager

     

  • Founder/Director, executive search firm
  • Operations Manager, Bonita Software
  • Vice President, Market Street Research, Inc.
  • National Sales and Marketing Manager, The Larkin Group
  • Marketing Manager, Visual Image Productions
  • International banking consultant
  • Analyst, Anderson Consulting, NY, NY
  • Technical Training/Consultant, Liberty Mutual
  • Technical Information Specialist, High Performance Ceramics
  • District sales manager
  • Commercial property management
  • Manpower Temp Agency
  • Massage Therapist at Body Solace Hospice Shop of the Fisher Home in Amherst
  • Founder of All Things Relaxation community stress reduction company
  • Resolution Trust Corporation, Kansas City, MO
  • Membership and Special Events Assistant, Organic Trade Association
  • Head Instructor, Valley Women's Martial Arts
  • Co-Manager of a bookstore
  • Co-owner/Founder of North Valley Typesetting and Graphics
  • Owner, "Cleaned by Sonics" an ultrasonic cleaning company
  • Owner, Translation and Copyediting Business
  • Business Manager, Family Dental Business
  • Manager, craft store
  • Manager, Mass Job Training Inc.
  • Manager, Plant Nursery
  • Cook/Administrator

     

  • Secretary
  • Clerk Administrative Assistant to the Director of Administrative Services Franklin/Hampshire Community Health Center
  • Town Clerk's Office, Burlington VT
  • Secretary, Obstetrician's Office
  • Administrative Assistant, Contact Singapore
  • Administrative Assistant in Promotion Department, Capitol Records
  • Reservations Agent, Delta Airlines
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Technician of large computers, Digital Corporation
  • Technical and course development for engineers and systems analysts - Digital Corporation
  • Management Information System Specialist, Franklin/Hampshire Community Health 

     

Staff at College or University

  • Area Coordinator, Student Affairs, Smith College and UMass
  • Advisor, Women's Studies UMass
  • Program Director, UMass Amherst Arts Council
  • Director, Education/Access Department, Fine Arts Center, UMass
  • Director of Alumni Relations, UMass Amherst
  • Coordinator of Internship Program, Women's Studies, UConn
  • Production Assistant, Communications Department, Adelphi University
  • Editor of Freedmen & Southern Society Project, History/University of Maryland
  • Curriculum Specialist, English Literacy Project
  • Admissions Counselor, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Residential Life Coordinator, New College
  • Honors Advisor, Brooklyn Campus Long Island University
  • Staff Assistant, Dean of Students Office, Emerson College

Faculty at a College or University

  • Lecturer, Afro-American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Lecturer, Liverpool Institute of Higher Education
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities
  • Professor of History, University of Iowa
  • Professor, Sarah Lawrence
  • Professor and Chair of Women's Studies, University of California/San Diego
  • Field site coordinator for pre-practicum
  • Professor of Women's Studies at San Diego State U., Master's Program Director

Instructors:

  • Computer Science, Daniel Webster College
  • Classes on Women & Work, Lesbians/Gay Men, UConn
  • English, Mount Holyoke College
  • History, University of Iowa
  • Writing, Community College
  • Intensive Learning Community Program
  • Conflict Transformation, School for International Training

K-12 and related Educational Positions

  • Daycare Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Elementary Art Teacher
  • Elementary Special Education Teacher, Granby Public School System
  • English Teacher - Middle School
  • Somerville Public Schools - Bilingual Program
  • Teaching Assistant, Alternative High School
  • Teacher - Northeastern Family Institute
  • Teacher - Teach for America
  • Teacher, 8th grade English
  • High school teacher, Japan
  • Language Teacher, Japan 

     

  • Doctors
  • Pediatrician
  • Midwives
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Doula (childbirth labor assistant and postpartum family care)
  • Nurse's Aide
  • Nurses
  • Supervisor of Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Community Health Worker
  • Women's Occupational Health Coordinator, Department of Public Health, Boston
  • Mental Health Assistant/Advocate
  • Founder and Manager - International Family Health, London
  • Nurse and Counselor, Tapestry Health Systems
  • Mental Health worker, Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic
  • Medical Assistant/Health Educator, Santa Cruz Women's Health Center
  • Epidemiological Researcher, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Senior Management/Sales Manager/Health Care Staffing Firm
  • Prevention Specialist

Administrative

  • Director, First Call for Help
  • Residential Director of Shelton's Inc. (serving handicapped people)
  • Assistant Center Manager, Library Adult Learning Center
  • Coordinator, State Rental Assistance Program
  • Manager, Minority AIDS Prevention Project
  • Program Coordinator, Community United Against Violence
  • Program Coordinator, Abortion Access Project
  • Assistant Educational Trainer, Mediation and Training Collaborative
  • Director, Alchini Binitsekees Naholzhooh Foundation, Inc.
  • Director, Navaho Reservation, New Mexico
  • Residential Coordinator of Seachanges
  • Director of Membership, Western Mass Girl Scout Council
  • Director of Teen Programs, YMCA/Northampton Youth Center
  • Coordinator, Tapestry Health Systems
  • Founder and Trainer, Mentors in Violence Prevention Program
  • Social Services Director, Chicopee Council on Aging

Fundraising

  • Fundraising Consultant
  • Director of Funding, Ac' Tenamit/New Village, Guatemala
  • Development Officer, Corporate and Foundation Funding, Gay Men's Health Crisis
  • Fundraising Director, Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Grants Coordinator/Database manager, Rosenberg Fund for Children

Counselors and Direct Service Staff

  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Psychotherapist, private therapist
  • Clinical therapist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Staff at adolescent and family counceling center
  • Councelor of pregnant and parenting teens
  • Public Health Advisor in substance abuse prevention program
  • Relief staff, family shelter
  • Elder care worker
  • Abortion counselor
  • Employee Assistance Counselor
  • Recreational/Art Therapist, River Valley AIDS Project
  • Technical Resource Specialist, Assistant Office Manager, Assistant Volunteer
  • Hotline Assistant Coordinator, AIDS Action Committee
  • Health Care Coordinator for a human service agency
  • Residential Counselor with emotionally disturbed girls at Germain Lawrence School
  • Hospice Spiritual Counselor, Hampshire County Hospice
  • Volunteer Coordinator, YWCA
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel Environmental Law Division, NYC Law Dept.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs

  • Staff
  • Volunteer
  • Counselor/Advocate, Transitional Living Program
  • Fundraiser
  • Evening Advocate/Shelter Program
  • Program Coordinator, Office of Justice Program Grant - Everywoman's Center
  • Fundraiser, Womanshelter/Companeras
  • One Safe Night Coordinator, Akron, OH
  • Advocate, National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Investigator of Care and Protection cases (child abuse for district court)
  • Victim/Witness Assistance Program Advocate
  • Domestic Violence Advocate, Center for Violence Prevention
  • Teen Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer

     

  • Coordinator, Children's Services, Montague Libraries
  • Curator, Massachusetts State Archives
  • Serials Assistant, Acquisitions Department, MIT Library Science
  • Librarian - Merrimack College
  • Librarian - University of Vermont Reference
  • Librarian and Coordinator of bibliographic instruction
  • Instructor of library research skills in Women's Studies
  • Assistant Professor, Head of Reference, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Interlibrary Loan and Reference Librarian, University of Maine

     

  • Parent
  • Peace Corps
  • Self-employed teacher/workshop leader, Body-Mind Relations
  • Pet Sitting business
  • Cook/Administrator
  • Air Force - Personnel Officer
  • Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister
  • Yoga Instructor

     

  • Local Political Official
  • Mayoral campaign worker
  • Legislative Aides
  • College Outreach Coordinator, State Democratic Party
  • Associate Director, Massachusetts Nurses Association

     

  • Connecticut National Abortion Rights League
  • Massachusetts NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League)
  • 9-5 (clerical workers), SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
  • Political Organizer, SEIU, Local 509
  • AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)
  • Field Organizer, Mass Voters for Clean Elections
  • Hotel and Restaurant Employees Local
  • Mass PIRG
  • Mass. Coalition for the Homeless
  • Assistant Coordinator of Massachusetts Youth Summit
  • Program Coordinator for Community United Against Violence
  • Anti-Racism Program Associate, Faith in Action Department, Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Program Associate, New Voices Academic for Educational Development 

     

  • Researcher, Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy at Harvard University, (adolescent alcohol and drug abuse prevention)
  • Research Technician on AIDS at a cancer institute
  • Co-creator and Director of Mentors in Violence Prevention Project, Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society
  • Curator, Massachusetts State Archives
  • Epidemiological Researcher

     

  • Reporters
  • Freelance writer and editor
  • Author/Biographer
  • Historian/Author
  • Short story writer
  • Essayist
  • Poet
  • Novelist
  • Writer, program for homeless people
  • Technical writer for environmental engineering
  • Editor, arts & entertainment magazine
  • Co-Editor, Anthology
  • Assistant Editor, Health Week
  • Assistant Editor, Campus Chronicle
  • Editorial Assistant, Houghton Mifflin
  • Technical Editor, CTB Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
  • Business Assistant for The Writer
  • Health and Science Writer, The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC