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Careers

Discover Career Opportunities

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • business analyst
  • business development
  • database architect
  • enterprise architect
  • help desk representative
  • information security analyst
  • IT auditor
  • marketing analytics specialist
  • marketing specialist
  • product manager
  • project coordinator
  • project manager
  • quality assurance analyst
  • systems analyst
  • technical sales representative
  • technical support representative
  • technical writer
  • web/social media developer

Online Resources

  • BTM Forum
  • Canadian Information Processing Society
  • Computer Data Networks
  • Project Management Association of Canada
  • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • Interactive Ontario
  • Communitech (Waterloo Region)
  • CareerMash

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • account manager
  • business analyst
  • business consultant
  • business management analyst
  • IT project analyst
  • IT risk consulting
  • market research analyst
  • planview administrator
  • resource analyst

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • associate implementation consultant
  • business analyst
  • business manager
  • business systems analyst
  • digital communications strategist
  • project officer

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating entry-level candidates­. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Learn to plan and implement tasks strategically to meet organizational goals.
  • Develop knowledge of project management theory and tools, as well as systems analysis and design using the Unified Modelling Language (UML).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technology and innovation management strategies and effective data management techniques to enhance performance and improve security.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of software development and enterprise architecture processes.
  • Determine the appropriate allocation of resources, finances, materials and personnel.
  • Develop knowledge of business and IT-focused law including intellectual property, licensing, security, and privacy.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • Explain information, ideas, and opinions effectively, 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.

Problem-Solving Skills

  • 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.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support, and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories, and proposals.

Contact Us:

Patricia McLaren, Associate Professor, Area Coordinator

E: pmclaren@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5938