Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences- Career Development Coordinator
Career Development Coordinator (Humanities and Social Sciences)
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.
ArtsWorks: Bachelor of Arts Professional Development Series
ArtsWorks is a professional development series exclusively for students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). Throughout the series, HSS students will learn ways to develop and speak about their employable skills, build a professional network and gain a clearer understanding of how their degree can lead to a successful career. All sessions are offered in person and some are available online. Sessions occur in the Fall and Winter Semsters.
Winter 2019 Sessions:
Bachelor of Arts Employability Skills Workshop: In this interactive session, Bachelor of Arts students will learn to identify and speak about their skills in a professional context.
Opportunities to Develop Your Professional Skills on Campus:In this session, Bachelor of Arts students will learn about different opportunities on campus to develop professional skills and how these experiences can augment their studies and lead them to their career goals. Available in-person or online.
Career Paths for Bachelor of Arts Students through the Center for Social Enterprise: In this session, presenter Hannah Gaultois (Social Enterprise Partner Relations Officer) will discuss social enterprise related work placement opportunities available to BA students and how these experiences can help students hone their skills and explore future career paths. Available in-person or online.
Grad School: Is it for Me? In this session, learn about the graduate school application process, the professional skills developed through a graduate program and the benefits of adding a post graduate degree to your resume. Available in-person or online.
The Art of Small Talk: Learn How to Network Effectively: In this session, Bachelor of Arts students will learn strategies on how to make professional connections in formal and informal settings. Available in-person.
Stay tuned for Fall 2019 dates and times!
To learn more about the Arts Works series, please contact Andrea Keating.
BA PROFESSIONAL: A Facebook LIVE Event
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) Raylene Mackey 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 2019 interviews:
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.
Stay tuned to the HSS Facebook Page for new interviews in Fall 2019!
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 www.cbc.ca/gzowskiinternships or contact the Career Development Coordinator.