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Careers

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2021)

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

135 Faculty of Liberal Arts Graduates:

  • Employed: 63.5%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 31.1%
  • Looking for Work: 2.7%
  • Other: 2.7%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • educational assistant
  • human resources assistant
  • legal intake coordinator
  • project coordinator

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: History, International Relations, Museum Studies.
  • College program: Applied Museum Management, Human Resources.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • content writer
  • cultural resources management archaeologist
  • curriculum assistant
  • heritage book consultant
  • lawyer
  • records and information analyst

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

  • Research and interpret past and present events and identify possible future trends.
  • Understand, compile and apply diverse historical and cultural perspectives to real-life situations and modern life.
  • Gather, synthesize and analyze historical and contemporary information.
  • Identify precedents for policy development, decision making and strategic planning.
  • Interpret and compare historical and contemporary information such as demographics.
  • Authenticate materials, information and data using research for the purpose of ensuring accuracy and integrity.
  • 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 

  • Produce well-researched material, integrating current and past interpretations and perspectives while ensuring accuracy of historical information.
  • Develop interesting and effective presentation material to communicate information to various groups using current technology.
  • Explain information, ideas and opinions effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.

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