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 Society, Culture and Environment 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.)
Associate Producer (TV)
Community Relations Specialist
Cultural Affairs Co-ordinator
Customer Service Rep.
Human Resource Administrator
Media Business Co-ordinator
Media Relations Specialist
Primary School Teacher
Public Affairs Specialist
Public Information Officer
Public Relations Rep.
Retail Sales Supervisor
Secondary School Teacher
Chambers of Commerce
Public Relation Firms
Real Estate Developers
International Association of Business Communicators - iabc.com
Charity Village – Canada’s non-profit supersite - charityvillage.com
Canadian Fundraiser - charityinfo.ca
International Special Events Society - Canada - isescanada.com
Canadian Public Relations Society - cprs.ca
Heritage Canada The National Trust - heritagecanada.org
Canadian Tourism Commission - canadatourism.com
Canadian Heritage - pch.gc.ca
Canadian Heritage Information Network - chin.gc.ca
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.