We live in a globalized village where knowledge of diverse ways of life and value systems is necessary for everyday life.
Increasing numbers of transnational corporations, local businesses, law firms, graduate schools, and service organizations now require prospective employees to be conversant with, and critically conscious of, the challenges of a culturally diverse environment.
In addition, employers are increasingly aware that they need to address gender and diversity issues within the workplace. CCGRS majors stand out as applicants who are trained to address these issues.
Skills you can market with a degree in comparative ethnic studies or women's studies:
- Analysis of social systems.
- Ability to think and plan locally and globally.
- Time management and organization.
- Effective written and oral communication.
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Critical thinking and problem solving.
- Ability to work solo or as a team member.
- Primary and secondary research skills.
Comparative ethnic studies graduates have successfully pursued careers as community leaders, managers in international business, and activists in nonprofit sectors of society.
Women's studies graduates often pursue careers in the nonprofit sector and with a wide range of organizations that work for positive social change, where they apply what they've learned in college to real-life problems.
Many CCGRS majors pursue graduate or professional degrees.
Thinking about graduate school?
CCGRS graduates are excellent candidates for graduate or professional schools in law, education, journalism, business, medicine, public health, social work, urban planning, international relations, politics, counseling, creative writing, and more.
The department offers a workshop for CCGRS majors interested in pursuing graduate studies.
The Graduate Studies Glossary is a great list of must-know terms for the soon-to-be grad student.