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Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

Peter Knegt is not only a journalist and digital producer, he's also a Sexual Diversity Studies grad.

Peter Knegt (B.A., 2006) is writer, editor, filmmaker and film festival programmer and has worked for multitude of international publications before his current position as Digital Producer for CBC Arts. Read more about Peter on LinkedIn.

What do employers value about Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 92% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $43,698/year upon entering the workforce. 60% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Sexual Diversity alumni most frequently apply their communication and critical thinking skills in these industries: 

  • Education 
  • Research 
  • Community and Social Services 
  • Media and Communication 
  • Operations 
  • Healthcare Services
  • Administrative 
  • Marketing 
  • Program and Project Management 
  • Arts and Design

graduate or professional school

A Sexual Diversity Studies degree equips students with the research, writing and analysis skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in: 

  • Social Justice and Equity Studies
  • Law 
  • Journalism
  • Business & Economics 
  • Political Science & Policy
  • Education 
  • Social Work 
  • Sociology 

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals in your career area of interest. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options. 

Find a Work-Study Position that connects the problem solving, communication and critical thinking skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience. 
Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit for more information.

Connect with Alumni

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.  

Explore Your Options

While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career. 

Talk to your professors to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your industry.  

Participate in the Special Topics in Sexual Diversity course Engaging Our Communities (SDS490Y).

Get involved in the Sexual Diversity Studies Student Union (SDSSU) to gain experience in politics and governance.

helpful career and industry related resources