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.

Katherine Harvey, (MA, Folklore) Public Folklorist, Writer and Curator - Postponed- new date to be announced in winter 2020

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 Exploration Group:

Are you interested in learning how to apply your interests and strengths towards the selection and achievement of your career goals? The Career Exploration Group is a six-week program that will provide you with the opportunity to develop a career portfolio, complete self-assessments, and engage in group and individual reflection.

Thursdays (October 10-November 14) @ 2:30 – 3:30 pm.
To apply visit:  

If you have any questions please contact

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.

Fall Schedule

Week 1 - MS Word Essential Tricks
Week 2 - Pick a Workshop from the Fall Options
Week 3 - Fundamental Excel
Week 4 - Cinemagraphs in Powerpoint
Week 5 - The Troubleshooting Process - Geeking It Up
Week 6 - Intro to Programming
Week 7 - Pick a Workshop from the Fall Options
Week 8 - Excel Reinforcement
Week 9 - Data Science-ish: pivot tables
Week 10 - Computer Maintenance 101

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.


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