Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Career Guide

WGS

Past Internship Sites:

  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
  • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
  • Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
  • GVSU Women’s Center
  • Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
  • Birth Quest LLC
  • Grand Rapids HQ

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Youth Development Volunteer – Peace Corps
  • Community School Coordinator – Kent School Services Network
  • Direct Care Counselor – D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s
  • Paralegal – Detroit Land Bank Authority
  • Social Services Director – Hallmark Living Holland
  • Office Coordinator – Atomic Object
  • Project Manager – Wisewire Ed
  • Recruiting Coordinator – ESG Automotive USA
  • Credit Risk Specialist – Booking.com
  • Program and Services Executive – F.I.S.H. of SANCAP, Inc.
  • Evaluation Assistant – Starfish Family Services
  • Prevention Programming Specialist – Purdue University
  • Domestic Violence Advocate – Family Tree Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Digital Communications Coordinator – People for the American Way
  • Early Intervention Specialist – The Grand Rapids Red Project
  • Service Consultant – Farmers Insurance
  • Community Service and Marketing Development - Allstate
  • AdviseMI College Advisor – Americorps
  • Certified Peer Support Specialist – network180
  • Program Coordinator – American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Spotlights

Jennifer Connors '08 Spotlight

Jennifer Connors '08

My favorite GV memories are all of my memories hanging out with my friends at my job at the 2020 Info Desk, Voices of GVSU Gospel Choir, and my sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Jessica Wehby '14 Spotlight

Jessica Wehby '14

My favorite Grand Valley memory is pulling an all-nighter in Neimeyer dorms the night before an African Civ final!

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Triota Honor Society – Academic honor society for the field of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Study Abroad Programs

There are countless opportunities for an incredible study abroad experience within the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies curriculum.  You will be able to gain a unique perspective on gender differences among cultures and bring that knowledge back to share with the rest of your classmates and professors here at GVSU.  


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Analysis
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Presentation
  • Problem-solving
  • Intersectional Awareness
  • Cultural Awareness

Graduate & Professional Programs


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