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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • activist
  • arts and heritage advisor
  • children's development advocate
  • community developer/educator
  • community-industry liaison
  • cultural resources manager
  • employment equity officer
  • environmental consultant
  • fundraiser
  • grant writer
  • Indigenous community liaison officer
  • Indigenous language specialist
  • intergovernmental officer
  • journalist
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • multiculturalism educator
  • policy analyst
  • political aid/advisor
  • public administrator
  • researcher
  • social worker
  • teacher

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • community organizations
  • consulting firms
  • corporations
  • educational institutions
  • First Nations communities and political organizations
  • government agencies/offices
  • international organizations
  • law firms
  • media organizations
  • non-profit agencies
  • non-governmental organizations
  • political organizations
  • postsecondary institutions
  • research institutes

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

  • cultural coordinator
  • cultural mentor grad coach
  • Indigenous court worker
  • peer support specialist
  • support counsellor

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Social Justice and Community Engagement, Social Work.
  • College program: Community and Social Services Management, Paralegal, Public Relations.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education.
  • JD: Law.

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

  • Gain a deep understanding of Indigenous perspectives and worldviews, as well as the history, cultures and experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world.
  • Understand the complex issues of Indigenous identity and government policy implications including land, labour, economy and autonomy.
  • Critically examine the principles of anthropology and archaeology in the context of Indigenous issues.
  • Demonstrate Indigenous cultural knowledge about ecology, pedagogy and gender.
  • Develop an appreciation for the vibrancy of Haudenosaunee culture from a Haudenosaunee perspective.
  • Gain research design skills using Indigenous research theories and methods.
  • 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.


  • Develop intercultural communication skills and awareness.
  • Research, analyze, synthesize and clearly communicate findings in oral and written formats.
  • 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 

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills and demonstrate an understanding of contemporary challenges, issues and trends.
  • 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.