Seize Your Superpower
Womxn are redefining today's workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, ~50% of U.S. workers identify as womxn and ~40% of households’ primary earners are mothers. This has nearly quadrupled since 1960, as has the proportion of womxn with college degrees in the workforce.
We use the term, “womxn,” throughout this page to include all cisgender, transgender, and genderfluid womxn, and to acknowledge the intersectionality of gender. Career Services is dedicated to helping womxn students succeed in reaching career goals, navigating the workforce, negotiating salary, and working for organizations that honor individualized strengths. The information on this page is designed to support students with these priorities in mind.
Key Campus Resources @ UCSB
Gain Experience: Womxn
For complete information on internships, student jobs, research opportunities, extracurriculars, and more, review our starter tips to Gain Experience in all careers as well as the specialized tips on this page.
As a womxn-identified student who is also an emerging professional, it is important to get involved in-person, at your place of work, or online. There are many womxn-based communities that are set up to help other womxn have greater access to services, support, and resources.
Types of Experience
Click below to explore a few ways to begin gaining relevant experience.
Womxn can become involved with campus organizations at UCSB that specifically support womxn. Some of these organizations provide professional development and advocacy for womxn such, as the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at UCSB. Others, such as the Female Actuarial Organization (FACTOR), have a more career-specific focus.
Here are some are some additional on-campus organizations which advocate for womxn:
- Female Actuarial Organization
- Her Campus Media
- Professional Women’s Association
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Women in STEM (WISE)
Check out the Women's Center's list of Student Organizations for more campus organizations that are designed to support womxn, or visit our Extracurriculars page for general information about campus organizations.