It is important to understand that employers hire people, not degrees. The skills and knowledge you develop as a result of your education, as well as in your work and community activities, have the greatest impact on hiring decisions. Listed below are some specific knowledge and transferable skills you will acquire as a result of your university education and your focus on North American Studies.
Specific Knowledge Skills
Valuable Transferable Skills
Information-gathering and Communication Skills
Thinking, Planning and Organizational Skills
Teamwork and Management Skills
Career Options (Samples Only. Additional education, training or experience may be required.)
|Aboriginal Issues Officer
Cultural Affairs Officer
|Foreign Service Officer
Market Research Analyst
Public Policy Analyst
|Chamber of Commerce
Public Opinion Researchers
Canadian Heritage - pch.gc.ca
Association for Canadian Studies - acs-aec.ca
International Council for Canadian Studies - iccs-ciec.ca/
Canadian Museum of History - civilization.ca
Canadian Studies Directory of Online Resources - academicinfo.net/can.html
Are you interested in learning first hand about the careers our alumni have successfully pursued? Connect with Laurier alumni through the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program. Participating alumni represent a variety of disciplines, careers and industries.
In addition, the Career Centre has compiled Career Profiles from Laurier alumni. Read about their career paths and how their experiences have led them to their current roles.
This resource is available at the Career Resource Centre.