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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • international development
  • refugee settlement and support
  • humanitarian aid
  • international affairs and trade
  • communications, public relations and outreach
  • community economic development
  • corporate social responsibility
  • law (fields such as human rights, migration, trade)
  • ESL teaching
  • negotiation and dispute resolution
  • event coordination
  • global business development
  • program coordination and project management
  • sustainable development
  • counselling/social work
  • sales and marketing
  • tourism management
  • social entrepreneurship
  • volunteer coordination
  • fundraising management
  • interpretation/translation
  • urban planning
  • journalism

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • community agencies
  • community-based enterprises
  • cultural industry
  • educational institutions
  • government (federal, provincial, municipal)
  • non-profit organizations
  • peace and human rights organizations
  • philanthropic foundations
  • relief/development organizations
  • research organizations
  • social policy consulting firms
  • think tanks
  • United Nations
  • hospitality industry
  • import/export businesses
  • international businesses

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • community outreach worker
  • digital marketing specialist
  • international development project coordinator
  • multinational underwriting associate

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Peace and Conflict Studies; International Relations and Affairs; Religion, Culture and Global Justice; Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership, Social Justice and Community Engagement.
  • College program: International Development, Public Relations, Government Relations, Human Resources Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education, Social Work.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • communications officer
  • founder, Future of Africa
  • reconciliation education project coordinator
  • refugee sponsorship and settlement associate
  • senior policy advisor
  • youth hub coordinator

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in each of our three fields of study: Culture and Globalization, International Development, Peace and Conflict.
  • Identify multiple perspectives on local, national and global issues, while also being aware of how your own worldview is formed.
  • Distinguish the key theoretical and methodological approaches employed in researching global issues, and employ them to conduct research into particular problems and questions.
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of how power shapes relationships between self and others, including social, economic, political and religious dimensions.
  • Display an awareness of the similarities and differences in cultural, social, and political life around the world, and the role of globalization in generating different kinds of cultural change.
  • Critically engage with some of the big ideas – such as equality, justice and peace – that shape global institutions, policies and social movements.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration/Teamwork 

  • Lead and/or contribute to projects, including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and collaborating with others for team success.
  • Engage in collective action aimed at addressing social, environmental or political challenges.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour, including sensitivity to individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication 

  • Explain information, ideas and opinions effectively, both verbally and in writing, with approaches suitable to a variety of audiences.
  • Present information in multiple kinds of media, using current technology, for maximum reach and impact.
  • Apply practices of listening, critical reflection and argument to engage in productive dialogue across social and cultural difference.

Problem Solving 

  • Use a variety of sources to prepare informative reports and presentations that address specific questions.
  • Critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities and meet deadlines by managing time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions by identifying and considering all sides of an issue.
  • Tackle problems with creative approaches that turn challenges into opportunities.