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Careers

Laurier Grads are Successful

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • educational assistant
  • human resources assistant
  • legal intake coordinator

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: History, International Relations, Museum Studies, World Heritage Studies, Social Justice and Community Engagement, Library and Information Science.
  • College program: Applied Museum Management, Outdoor Adventure Naturalist.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • archaeological field technician
  • content writer
  • heritage book coordinator
  • lawyer
  • program officer
  • project coordinator
  • records and information analyst

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

  • 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.

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.