The Gender Studies program qualifies students for work in academia and research. In addition, competencies are acquired for a broad professional spectrum, including fields of practice in youth and adult education, communication media, public relations, publishing, political consulting, cultural work and cultural management, work in civil organizations (women's projects, NGOs) at the local, national and international level, for the development, implementation and evaluation of gender mainstreaming, as well as for work as women's and gender equality officers.


Gender competence is particularly in demand in the following fields of work:

  • Science and research
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Equality bodies
  • Educational and cultural institutions
  • Political consulting
  • Public relations and media

The working group 'Perspectives' of the Fachgesellschaft Gender Studies is a contact point for students, graduates, doctoral candidates and postdocs. The aim is exchange and networking against the background of the special situation of professional (in)orientation and (in)specific career options as gender experts and gender researchers and the associated challenges. Further information about the WG and hints for (digital) exchange formats can be found in the Padlet  or here:

In November 2019, "With GenderWissen in die Praxis!" a practice day for students of Gender Studies took place.  The practice day was conceived and conducted by Dr. Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck and Dr. Minna-Kristiina Ruokonen-Engler with the collaboration of Amanda Glanert and Mandy Gratz and realized in cooperation with the Cornelia Goethe Centrum. The documentation, inputs and suggestions for career perspectives for Gender Studies graduates can be found here.