From a graduate student:
My institution offers a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies through the Women’s Studies department. As someone who aspires to be seen as a Sociologist who does gender/sexuality, how helpful do you think this would be on the job market?
I hope to get some answers that break it down a bit:
- Will it be a leg up for gender-focused sociology jobs?
- Will it open opportunities for joint appointments in Women Studies and Sociology?
- Is a 3-course certificate worth the opportunity cost of working on a side project or pushing dissertation research forward?