Using Your Degree



Students wearing St. Kate's T-shirts

Using Your Degree

Women's studies prepares you for a wide range of careers, including those in public service, business and education.

Our alumnae include:

  • Karly Kauf, attorney at Kauf Legal Services, LLC (double major women's studies and political science)
  • Nancy Anderson, owner of Midwest Sign & Screen Printing Supply (double major women's studies and theology)
  • Rebecca McDonald, owner of B FRESH Photography and Media (triple major women's studies, communications and critical studies of race and ethnicity)
  • Beth Hansing Koughan, Senior Interactive Content Editor at Life Time Fitness (double major women's studies and print journalism)
  • Babina Tuladhar, research assistant at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs (women's studies minor, international relations major)
  • Sandra Vargas, CEO and president of the Minneapolis Foundation and first woman and Latina to hold the position of Hennepin County administrator (women's studies minor, business administration major)

Other positions held by St. Kate's women's studies graduates include:

  • Affirmative action in an empoyee relations department
  • Business manager
  • Child advocate
  • Corporate manager
  • County administrator
  • Filmmaker
  • Financial analyst
  • GLBT case manager
  • Lawyer
  • Pastoral minister
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Public policy analyst

Graduate School​

Your St. Kate's degree will open doors for graduate work in women's studies, international development and other fields.

Christina McElderry is working on a Ph.D. at New School for Social Research in New York. (She earned a Truman scholarship as a St. Kate's student majoring in women's studies, sociology and urban policy.)
Julia Parnell completed her Ph.D. in religious studies at Claremont Graduate University in California.