am a 23-year-old girl who is interested in getting
a Master's degree in Women's Studies at Southern
CT State University. I have always been a passionate
person about this subject, and I feel I could
be an excellent student of Women's Studies. My
dream job is to be a college professor. What type
of work would be available for me after I get
a Master's degree? I have been waiting tables
forever! I want work that is satisfying on a deeper
level. Please help!
there are few jobs that are directly linked to
a Masters in Women's Studies. However, there are
many jobs that are indirectly related, many of
which don't necessarily require a Masters or a
PhD. If teaching is what you eventually want to
do, then you certainly should start on this path.
However, if what you want to do is something else,
then I recommend that you pursue these jobs and
see what they open up to you.
feminism is today doesn't so much require that
we have jobs as feminists, but that we take our
feminism with us into our other jobs. For instance,
pursuing a job at a newspaper or at a restaurant
and making sure the women and women's issues are
taken seriously in those institutions. Using my
own example, I would say that all of my friends
are feminists, but how they express this varies.
For instance, one friend makes documentaries about
the environment; another does communications for
an organization that serves battered women; another
works in the film industry and another is getting
her PhD in art history. All bring their feminism
with them. So they change the institutions rather
than just changing themselves.
checking out idealist.com.
Hope that helps.