Many of our graduates are motivated by service and activism and have entered careers in social services, education, government, and nonprofits.

Recent graduates have gone on to careers including:

  • occupational therapist
  • higher education administrator
  • U.S. Senate policy intern
  • sexual assault community advocate
  • development executive for a medical non-profit
  • compliance project coordinator
  • school-based therapist
  • Upward Bound director for a community college
  • program officer for a philanthropic organization
  • college lecturer
  • high school teacher

Other possibilities include:

  • human resource management, recruiting, employee training and assistance
  • victim services counseling
  • health education
  • whatever your passion is!

We’d be happy to talk with you about how our program can lead to a fulfilling career.

Kaitlyn Davis, women's and gender studies alumna

Ball State women's and gender studies alumna, Kaitlyn Winkle (2013), is the Regional Development and Events Manager for Meridian Health Services. In this position, she cultivates relationships in the community to get organizations and people excited about the services and programming Meridian offers. Currently, she is involved in the planning of Rialzo, Muncie's biggest charity gala. The funds from the gala go toward programs that support drug-addicted mothers and their newborn babies.

Thinking about Studying Women’s and Gender Studies?

Does serving others while making an important and significant impact on your community appeal to you? Then consider our major in Women’s and Gender Studies. Our minor is a terrific way to complement a major in another area by giving you perspective in this diverse, multidisciplinary field.