Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences- Career Development 

For advice about careers please contact:

Andrea Keating
Career Development Coordinator (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Arts and Administration Bldg
Room A-2070

Current Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) students and alumni can receive career development and job search support from the Career Development Coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Support may include: career consultation, resume and cover letter consultation, job search consultation, mock interview, Gzowski internship consultation.

Students can book an appointment through Navigate (a free mobile app) and select Career Advising – Arts as the appointment type.

To get started, browse this listing of career possibilities and imagine where a Bachelor of Arts Degree can take you.


Professional Development Opportunites for HSS Students:

Virtual Career Workshops

Career Advisors across Memorial University’s St. John's campus have partnered to bring students a series of career development/job search workshops online. The content of the workshops will address ways of building job search techniques and conducting career exploration using online resources. Students can choose to attend one virtual workshop or attend them all. To see a list of upcoming workshops, go to Memorial's Student Life Events Calendar.


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To combat this fake news, we're bringing students real-life stories of BA grads, including where they are working and how they got there.

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Fall 2021:

Carl Mercer, Communications Advisor and Lead Speech Writer for UN (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science) - watch the interview here

Meagan Campbell, Content Marketer, (Bachelor of Arts, English) - Watch the interview here.

Winter 2021:

Maria Roach, Human Resources Technician, ( Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Master of Employment Relations) - Watch the interview here

Heather Gillis, Journalist, (Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Bachelor of Journalism) - Watch the interview here


Fall 2020:

Andrew DeRoche, Software Development, (BA, Archaeology, B.S.c) - Watch the interview here


Holly Tocknell, Human Resources, Learning and Development, (MA, Applied Translation Studies, BA, French and Russian) - Watch the interview here


Joe Teo, CEO & Co-Founder, HeyOrca!, (BA Economics, BComm) - Watch the interview here.


Winter 2020:

Terra Barrett, Heritage Education and Public Programming, (MA, BA, Folklore) - watch interview here

Travis Inkpen, Sales and Business Development, (BA, Political Science)- watch interview here.

Jennifer Crowe, Leadership, Youth and Community Development, (Masters in Public Admistration, BA, Honours, Political Science) - watch interview here .

Fall 2019:

Mimi Sheriff, Technology Professional, Entrepreneur, (Master of Gender Studies) - watch interview here.

Julia Buckley, Federal Public Servant, (BA, French) - watch interview here.

Winter 2019:

Jeremy Bonia, Entrepreneur, (BA, History) – watch interview here.

Julie Rickward, Communications Professional, (BA, English/Communication Studies) – watch interview here.

Michelle Snow, Senior Public Servant, (BA, Economics) - watch interview here.

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.

*In order to be eligible to apply, students must be in their final year, graduating in Spring 2021 or Fall 2021.

To learn more about the application requirements and selection process, visit or contact the Career Development Coordinator.