Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences- Career Development Coordinator

For advice about careers please contact:

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

Andrea Keating is the Career Development Coordinator for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her expertise and guidance are available to students in the faculty and to alumni. Appointment types 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). Be sure to 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 BA Students:


BA grads work in a wide variety of diverse careers – from non-profits to hospitality, from advertising to government – and yet the myth of the BA as barista persists.

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.

Join host (and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences student) Gillian Aylward LIVE on Facebook as she chats with Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences alumni and gets key info about how to forge your own unique career path.

Fall 2019:

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

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

Winter 2019:

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

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

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

Superpowers: Leadership Conference

SUPERPOWERS: Memorial's Strengths-Based Student Leadership Conference is taking place on Saturday, January 11, 12:00pm-5:00pm, and is open to all students.

• Learn from keynote speaker, Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi, Dermatologist, Author, TEDx Speaker, and Assistant Professor (Medicine)

• Get inspired by a group of young entrepreneurs and start-up leaders in a dynamic panel/Q&A session, "Learn to Lead like an Entrepreneur"

• Discover your SUPERPOWERS by completing a StrengthsFinder assessment, and uncovering the power of your strengths through a facilitated StrengthsFinder session (beginner and advanced workshop options)

• Use your powers for good and discover how you can unlock your unique skills to lead others (in your next team meeting, group project, or club/society meet-up), in "How to Run a Meeting like a Boss!", a workshop by FreeForm Events.

Capacity is limited! Reserve your spot by registering now!

Digital Literacy Training

The Commons' Augmented Program seeks to "augment" the knowledge and skills that Memorial students receive during their time on campus to include additional practical technical knowledge and skills, skills like the ones that our student staff receive while working at The Commons.

The program consist of roughly twelve hours in each of the fall and winter semesters. Content is delivered through a Brightspace shell but workshops must be attended in-person. There will be multiple time slot options for the workshop weeks to accommodate various student schedules. In order to receive a certificate of completion for the Augmented Program, students must submit 80% of the challenges or quizzes and submit all workshop outputs. Challenges are mini assignments. Challenges and workshops outputs are evaluated on a pass or fail basis with a weighting on the process of production as opposed to the end product. 1 on 1 tutoring support will available for all participants.

Winter Schedule

Week 1 - Poster Making with GIMP - the free photoshop
Week 2 - Pick a Workshop from the Winter Options
Week 3 - Making A Fillable Form for Collecting Responses
Week 4 - Excel intermediate excel graphs
Week 5 - How the internet works
Week 6 - Inscape - free vector graphics
Week 7 - Pick a Workshop from the Winter Options
Week 8 - Excel - Putting It All Together
Week 9 - Automating Mass Correspondence with Mail Merge
Week 10 - Understanding how Content is served up to FB and Google users


WINTER Options (pick two)

Workshop 3d Printing for Non-engineers
Workshop Launch Your Own Podcast
Workshop Launch Your Own Youtube Show
Workshop Make Your Academic Paper Suck Less
Workshop Social Media Campaigning 101
Workshop Make Cool Looking Posters for Marketing
Workshop CAD and 3d printing workshop
Workshop Game Dev Workshop

More information about the program can be found 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.

Application packages must be submitted before the deadline of Noon on Friday, January 31, 2020. To learn more about the application requirements and selection process, visit or contact the Career Development Coordinator.

Career Learning Series

Memorial's Career Center offers rotating career-related workshops in UC-4002. The workshops are 30 minutes long and are drop-in (i.e. no registration is required). Check out the Student Life calendar to see upcoming workshops.

Creating or Enhancing your LinkedIn Profile
This workshop concentrates on the role of LinkedIn for job search and networking, and provides guidelines for creating an effective profile. Come learn about how to best market yourself through LinkedIn, build your network, and find jobs.

Job Search Strategies
Searching for a job can be a full-time job! Come learn effective strategies for navigating the job search process.

Interview Skills
Do you get the interview jitters? Need some advice and information on interview etiquette? Come to the Interview Skills Workshop to learn about the interviewing process and how to answer behavioural and situational-based questions.

Career Exploration
Are you exploring or planning your career and looking for advice? Attend our workshop to learn about the steps you can take towards navigating your career path.


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000