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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • advertising and promotions manager
  • arts administrator
  • claims adjuster/underwriter
  • communications specialist
  • community development officer
  • community leader
  • diversity and equity officer
  • event planner/fundraiser
  • grant writer
  • human resources specialist
  • journalist
  • laywer
  • librarian
  • literacy program coordinator
  • lobbyist
  • mediator
  • museum interpreter
  • postsecondary education administrator
  • political aide
  • program coordinator
  • project manager
  • public policy analyst
  • public relations specialist
  • researcher
  • social worker
  • senior manager
  • teacher/professor
  • volunteer coordinator
  • writer

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • banks/financial institutions
  • business and professional services
  • cultural organizations
  • educational institutions
  • foundations
  • government
  • heritage organizations
  • insurance companies
  • legal services
  • libraries
  • media organizations
  • museums/archives
  • non-profit organizations
  • political parties
  • research/marketing firms
  • theatre/entertainment companies

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

  • Critically analyze complex, real-world problems and solutions from multiple perspectives.
  • Recognize and practice the leadership skills, styles, and approaches needed for today's organizations.
  • Understand and apply interpersonal communications theories and skills.
  • Gain exposure to a broad range of organizational structures and the importance that leadership has on organizational effectiveness.
  • 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.


  • Communicate ideas clearly and confidently, both orally and writing, adjusting messages to meet the needs of different audiences.
  • Learn to engage in meaningful dialogue and interact collegially and professionally with others.
  • Research, analyze, synthesize and clearly communicate findings, ideas and opinions.
  • 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.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 

  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking skills and an understanding of contemporary challenges, issues and trends.
  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Investigate real world challenges and solve problems individually and as part of a team.
  • 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.
  • Employ decision-making skills to analyze ethical situations and use judgment to determine a course of action.