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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • activist/advocate
  • community development worker
  • community program manager
  • cultural affairs officer
  • denominational executive
  • editor
  • educational administrator
  • event planner
  • filmmaker
  • foreign services worker
  • fundraiser
  • guidance counsellor
  • humanitarian aid worker
  • journalist/editor
  • lawyer
  • librarian/library technician
  • non-profit program facilitator
  • professor
  • public administrator/policy analyst
  • public relations consultant
  • reporter/critic/writer
  • resettlement worker
  • social services director
  • social worker/counsellor
  • teacher
  • youth program coordinator

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • advertising/marketing firms
  • arts organizations
  • community organizations
  • consulting (business, corporate, non-profit, etc.)
  • cultural and heritage organizations
  • educational institutions
  • entertainment and media
  • entrepreneurial ventures
  • government
  • law
  • non-profit organizations
  • planning councils
  • public relations
  • religious institutions
  • research and development
  • resettlement organizations
  • service organizations

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2019)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

12 Religion and Culture Graduates:

  • Employed: 55.6%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 44.4%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • academic coordinator
  • artistic director
  • public relations
  • technical services representative

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • JD: Law.
  • Master’s degree: Education, Philosophy, Theology.
  • College program: International Development, Resource Development and Fundraising.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • diversity officer
  • donor relations coordinator
  • human resources coordinator
  • policy analyst
  • program facilitator
  • refugee settlement worker
  • senior marketing manager

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

At Laurier, develop these competencies through both curricular and co-curricular opportunities to help you achieve your goals for the future.

Functional Knowledge

  • Investigate and analyze the role of religion and culture in society.
  • Understand the social and cultural development of societies, groups and individuals.
  • Use knowledge of culture and religion to plan for future development and trends in areas such as business, culture, international relations and urban development.
  • Interpret religious, cultural and historical texts, stories and mythology for the purpose of extrapolating information and understanding individual and cultural differences.
  • Understand the historical differences between groups, societies, religions and cultures, and identify similarities and bridge differences using this knowledge.
  • Acquire knowledge of specific religious traditions and their impact on interpersonal and cultural relations.
  • Develop an awareness of the impact of religious, cultural and historical events on modern relationships.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration & Teamwork

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication

  • Explain information, ideas and opinions clearly, logically and creatively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.
  • Communicate information and ideas clearly, logically and creatively.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Synthesize, analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.