Careers

An Arts degree prepares you for a world of possibilities. Our students gain the critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills needed to succeed and adapt in a changing world, so they can continue to succeed throughout their lives. These highly-prized skills are increasingly in demand with employers who face a constantly shifting marketplace.

Career Guidance

The Faculty of Arts offers a number of initiatives that guide you in finding your career path:

1. Faculty of Arts - Career Development Coordinator

For advice about careers please contact:

Sarah Flynn
Career Development Coordinator (Arts)
Smallwood Centre
Room UC4002G
864-7074
seflynn@mun.ca

Ms. Sarah Flynn is the Career Development Coordinator for the Faculty of Arts. Her expertise and guidance are available to students in the faculty and to alumni as well. Ms. Flynn can help students and alumni take full advantage of the services and opportunities available through the Centre for Career Development. You can make an appointment with Ms. Flynn through your my.mun.ca account by clicking on Student Services and launching My MUNlife; there you will find the CAREER section and an Appointments calendar which you can access anytime. Select Ms. Flynns' name in the drop down menu to see when appointment slots are available, book your appointment at a time that best suits your schedule, and select the topic Arts Career Consult. Appointments take place in the Centre for Career Development, UC-4002 in the office for the Career Development Coordinator (Arts), UC-4002G and are completely confidential.

To get started, browse this listing of career possibilities and imagine where a career in Arts could take you.

2. ArtsWorks

ArtsWorks focuses on helping students discover how the skills and knowledge they're gathering while in pursuit of a bachelor of arts can be turned into tangible future employment or further study. It is a program offered every term to students in the faculty and consists of weekly sessions to help better prepare students for the job market, to find out how to build experiences now and improve their resume, and to help them understand the importance of accessing the hidden job market. Each week it's a different topic: transferable skills, resume and cover letters, job search and networking, interview techniques, on and off campus opportunities, volunteering, eportfolios, workplace etiquette, etc. Read what some students have said about this innovative program. Interested? Applications must be submitted within the first two weeks of the term and sessions begin in week three. A completion certificate is awarded for those who complete the program. Contact artsworks@mun.ca to learn more or visit www.mun.ca/arts/artsworks.

3. CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship

Memorial is one of only four universities across Canada given this rare opportunity to gain valuable work experience in radio production with CBC Radio. The CBC Radio Peter Gzowski Internship competition is open to students in the final year of their degree program and the selected applicant will receive a week of training in Toronto before continuing with their internship here in St. John's. The Gzowski intern will receive a weekly salary and be compensated for travel and accommodation expenses for the training. This internship opportunity takes place each year starting early May and continues until the end of August. Application packages must be submitted before the deadline in February. To learn more about the application requirements and selection process, visit www.cbc.ca/gzowskiinternships or contact  Career Development Coordinator (Arts).