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 HSS Students:

Spring 2020

Virtual Career Workshops: A Weekly Series

Career Advisors across Memorial Univerisity'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.

The Job Search: Steps to Success
Looking for a job can be a full-time job! This webinar will provide strategies to help you get started. Topics covered include self-evaluation, how to conduct a job market search, the hidden job market, how to research employers and job search tools.

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 7, 1 - 1:45 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies

Interview Skills
Do you have questions about job interviews? This presentation will focus on tips for different types of interviews including in-person, telephone, and online. Now is a great time to build up your career skills so that you are ready when opportunities arise. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 15th from 1-2pm
Mode: Online 
Presenter: Elena Fenrick, International Student Career Advisor, Internationalization Office, Career Development                                                                                                                      REGISTER HERE                   

Tips for Remote Working
Working remotely can be a significant transition for many. Join us to learn and discuss key tips to ensure you maintain a positive work/life balance.

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 23, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online
Hosted by: Alison Highsted, Co-operative Educations Services Coordinator, Career Development 

Virtual Networking Tips
Networking is an essential part on any job search and is often hailed as the most effective strategy for uncovering opportunities. We can still maintain and develop our professional network even as industry professionals are working remotely. In this presentation, learn how to build a professional network online, effective online platforms in which to do so, and tips on how to be an effective virtual networker.

Date and Time: Monday, April 27, 2 - 3 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Andrea Keating, Career Development Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences                                                                                                          REGISTER HERE

Creating your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional social media platform and is a very effective networking tool. Join us to learn tips to help ensure you're using LinkedIn to its full potential.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 6, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online
Hosted by: Julie Kavanagh, Manager (Acting) Career Development 

Exploring Career Assessment Tools
Are you looking to explore career options that directly align with your interests and strengths? Learn about a variety of online tools/resources available to support you through this self-reflection process.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 13, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online
Hosted by: Claire LeDrew, Career Advisor, Career Development 


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.


Winter 2020:

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

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

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

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.

Career Week 2020

March 2-6, 2020 is Career Week at Memorial! A series of events is scheduled throughout the week – including A BA Employability Skills Workshop, networking events, and the Summer Job Fair. The list of events scheduled is available here

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, February 5, 2021

*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.

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