Gender / Women's Studies Major Skills

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Gender or Women's Studies majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

Gender / Women’s Studies Major Skills

A - D

  • Adaptability
  • Advocating for disadvantaged individuals
  • Analytical
  • Assertiveness
  • Civil rights
  • Civil liberties issues
  • Collaboration
  • Comprehending the realities and experiences of women
  • Computer
  • Conducting research about gender roles
  • Constructing a logical argument
  • Coping with pressure
  • Debating
  • Designing social science research models
  • Devising testable hypotheses about gender issues
  • Discussing controversial issues
  • Drawing upon a multitude of social science disciplines to address issue

E - O

  • Ethical judgment
  • Evaluating the validity and reliability of social science research studies
  • Event planning
  • Examining the relationship between gender and identity
  • Facilitating group discussion
  • Gender issues
  • Interacting effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Interpersonal
  • Interviewing people to construct gender profiles
  • Leadership
  • Legal research
  • Legislation
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues
  • Library/electronic database research
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Multitasking

P - Z

  • Policy research
  • PowerPoint
  • Presentation
  • Prioritizing
  • Project planning
  • Promoting gender equity
  • Providing constructive criticism
  • Receiving feedback and criticism with an open mind
  • SPSS
  • Statistical analysis of gender research data
  • Synthesizing information
  • Tailoring communications to particular audiences
  • Tapping primary sources of information
  • Teamwork
  • Thinking critically about gender and its intersection with race, sexuality and class
  • Time management
  • Verbal communication
  • Women’s rights issues
  • Working independently
  • Writing
  • Writing essays about women's issues
  • Writing research papers

More Lists of Skills
Here’s a list of skills employers are looking for, including soft skills, general skills, and hard skills for a variety of different jobs.

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