Career Talks for Humanities and Social Science Students
Are you a Humanities and Social Sciences student wondering about career options?
As part of MUN's 2017 Career Week, humanities and social science students are invited to attend a presentation given by Bachelor of Arts Alumni currently working in a variety of career fields. Presenters will speak about their career path and how the skills they developed through their Bachelor of Arts Degree prepared them to work in an area they are passionate about. This is a great opportunity to learn about career options, ask questions and network!
Date: March 6, 2017
Location: The Landing- UC 3018
Ken O'Brien is the Chief Municipal Planner for the City of St. John's, involved in development applications, heritage planning, long-range planning, and Envision St. John's – a review of the St. John's Municipal Plan. He has worked on planning projects for the Georgestown neighbourhood, George Street, Quidi Vidi Village, and the Downtown Strategy. Before that, Ken worked with the City of Mount Pearl, the NL Department of Municipal Affairs, and Baird Planning Associates – notably on the Rails-to-Trails study that helped create the Newfoundland Trailway Provincial Park. He has a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Queen's University.
Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology/Law and Society) and a Certificate in Criminology from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2005. She was awarded the highest academic standing in the Law and Society Program. Laura went on to receive her Bachelor of Laws Degree from Dalhousie Law School in 2008.
Laura was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 2009, earning both the Provincial Court Judges’ Association Award and the Penney Award (Co-Recipient) for her academic performance in the criminal law and family Law exams of the Bar Admissions Course. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Atlantic Provincial Trial Lawyers Association and currently sits on the Board of Directors for Shalom Incorporated.
Kathy graduated from Memorial University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts (sociology major, English minor) and a certificate in criminology. She is currently the Community Employment Coordinator with Correctional Service Canada.