Believe it or not, degrees in the liberal arts can actually make it easier to land a job. Each major within the School of Arts & Sciences carries with it a unique list of skill sets that more and more employers are saying they want. Across industries, employers look for a combination of skills, interests and values that match their own.

Prepared for Anything

As a women, gender, and sexuality studies major, you'll gain skills you can use in a range of careers:

  • Interpreting ideas and events
  • Translating theory into action
  • Coordinating committees
  • Presenting viewpoints and analyses
  • Interdisciplinary methods
  • Examining evidence
  • Listening to others
  • Developing research ideas
  • Leading/participating in groups
  • Comparing/contrasting ideas and information
  • Comparing cultures/societies
  • Writing

Get Out There

Remember, it’s never too early to visit Career Services. Exploring how your skills, experiences, interests and values can influence your career choices is something you can do from your first year at Richmond through your fourth and beyond. Whether you are searching for that first job, exploring graduate school options, or considering something unique like a bridge experience or fellowship, Career Services can help you get there.