History and Ancient Studies (BA)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a History and Ancient Studies student, you can: 

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

  • Research specialization
  • Applied Digital option
  • Legal Studies option

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

  • Research and analyze past and present events, forecast possible future trends, and produce well-researched material.
  • Understand, interpret and apply diverse historical and cultural perspectives to a situation.
  • Identify precedents for policy development, decision making and strategic planning.
  • Research and identify the basis and development of artistic and literary styles.
  • Acquire skills to assess the accuracy of historical information, culture and context, and provide direction and input on the development and use of historical reference and materials.
  • Examine the historical/cultural roots of modern social institutions and gain an understanding of how philosophy, culture, history and the context of a time influence present and future culture, society, community relationships and social/political development.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

64 History and Ancient Studies respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s Degree - History, Library and Information Science, Political Science, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Social Justice
  • College Programs - Creative Book Publishing, Film and Multiplatform Storytelling, Museum Studies
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Education
  • JD - Law

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • associate consultant
  • cultural heritage specialist
  • field technician
  • hearings caseworker
  • market reporter
  • mental health care coordinator

Careers Of Alumni Two to Five Years After Graduation

  • campus and talent operations specialist
  • director of business innovation
  • historical interpreter
  • lawyer
  • media intelligence consultant
  • policy analyst
  • project archivist
  • teacher

Career Options and Resources

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

Career and Industry Options

  • archaeology
  • business/corporate development
  • communications
  • cultural heritage/tourism
  • finance/insurance
  • education/teaching
  • human resources
  • government
  • journalism/media
  • languages/translation
  • law/legal field
  • library/archives/museum
  • non-profit/advocacy
  • politics
  • project management
  • public policy
  • public relations
  • research/market analysis
  • writing/publishing

Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story through your Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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