Careers

The University of Washington's Career Services page provides many resources for alumnae and prospective graduates. 

Internships are an excellent way to develop skills and experience, and all our undergraduate majors participate in them.

Our alumnae hold important positions in academic, professional, and non-profit institutions.  See below for a general list of careers and see Alumnae News for specific examples of their accomplishments.

GWSS Majors - Example Associated Job Titles

  • Advisor
  • Advocacy Trainer
  • Community Organizer
  • Counselor
  • Healthcare Worker
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager
  • Professor
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Policy Consultant
  • Social Services Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Women's Health Advocate

GWSS Career Examples

  • Assistant Professor              
  • Campus Organizer                                                    
  • Development Assistant                            
  • Executive Director                           
  • Mental Health Professional                            
  • Personal Life Coach                             
  • Web Communications Editor                           
  • Assistant Manager of Investor Relations
  • Author and Playwright
  • Campus Organizer
  • Crisis Advocate
  • Director of Admissions
  • Diversity Trainer
  • Family & Housing Specialist
  • Girls Equity Specialist
  • Insurance Agent
  • Legal and Welfare Advocate
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Coordinator
  • Legislative & Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Assistant/Exhibits Manager
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Patient Educator
  • Psychiatric Day Treatment Manager
  • Psychotherapist
  • Satellite Network Operations Supervisor
  • School Social Worker
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Probation Officer

General skills you acquire with a GWSS major

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Analysis and critical-thinking skills
  • Creative problem-solving and openness to new ideas
  • Expertise in the history of women and their ability to create social change
  • Strong research abilities
  • Ability to assess and interpret the intersections among race, gender, class, and sexuality
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups