Kick-Start Your Career | Donnez le coup d’envoi à votre carrière

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Published on March 2, 2014

Author: GlendonCampus



A liberal arts degree is widely considered to provide top-rate preparation for careers in a multitude of fields. Hear specifics about why employers want to hire Glendon grads, the benefits of a Glendon education, and learn how to build a degree that matches your skills, interests, and career aspirations.

Un diplôme en arts libéraux est considéré comme une excellente préparation à des carrières dans une multitude de domaines. Vous apprendrez pourquoi les employeurs recrutent particulièrement des diplômés de Glendon, vous découvrirez les avantages des études
à Glendon et vous apprendrez comment créer un diplôme qui correspond à vos compétences, à vos intérêts et à vos aspirations professionnelles.

Donnez le coup d’envoi à votre carrière

LA VALEUR DES ARTS LIBÉRAUX “I’ve said this before, but thought it was worth repeating: it’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. That it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yield us the result that makes our hearts sing.” – Steve Jobs, Founder, Apple Inc.



NOS ANCIENS “In a mere six years, Foss is already one of Canada’s most seasoned diplomats.” - it’s MY day: Canada’s Public Service eMagazine, 2008 Karen Foss, International Studies Coordinator of International Critical Incidents at the Government of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. Hired as a foreign service officer a few months after graduation. Former Deputy Political Director, Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Mission, Afghanistan. Won the “Bruce Bryden Alumni Award: The One-to-Watch” in 2013.

NOS ANCIENS Joseph Lavoie Political Science Director of Strategic Communications at the Prime Minister’s Office Won CBC’s Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister Award in his final year at Glendon Was Press Secretary and later Director of Strategic Communications and New Media at the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

RÉCENTE DIPLÔMÉE “The day I decided to become a Glendon student I changed my future. I became part of a family, a family of great thinkers.” Ursula Nacked Cabral Psychology Pursued the Cognitive Neuropsychology Specialization. Did a practicum at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care during her last year at Glendon. For her thesis, “multimedia educational design for older adults”, she was under the supervision of Glendon professor and neuropsychologist Josée Rivest. Currently a psychosocial responder in Montreal for an association supporting seniors with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Lexpert - Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Sven Walker International Studies •Corporate and commercial lawyer at Dale & Lessman, LLP. Specializes in Canadian-European cross-border business. •Practices renewable energy law, as well as construction, infrastructure, and business immigration law. Martha Harrison French Studies (BA, MBA) & Political Science •Specializes in international trade, customs law, investment law/disputes, and public procurement at global law firm Dentons, LLP. •Additional focus on Canadian regulatory law, government relations and contracting law, and international arbitration “The bilingual and multicultural nature of Glendon really sets it apart. It’s like an education on top of an education.”

POURQUOI CHOISIR UN BA ? 1. Opportunity for the person with a multiple interests and aspirations or still figuring it out – a BA can take you anywhere! 2. Well-rounded: Develop subject matter expertise, a broad knowledge base and a variety of viewpoints. 3. Build critical skills for an evolving job market. “The assumption is that to work at a bank or in any type of business, you have to have a business background – not so! We hire students and graduates from a variety of educational fields, including liberal arts. What we really look for are the skills that students acquire from a wellrounded education.”

COMPÉTENCES RECHERCHÉES JAN, 2011 “Strikingly, liberal education is not only effective at enhancing student learning, but also in producing college graduates well-equipped for the challenges of the 21st century economy… The essential learning outcomes of a liberal arts education are aligned with the skills most desired in prospective workers by private sector employers.” Research, synthesis and organization of information Communications – oral and written (languages!) Thinking: critical thinking, creative problem solving, flexibility, quick and continuous learning, make the most informed, best “human” judgments Soft skills: collaboration, teamwork, leadership, positive attitude

LE RENDEMENT DE L’INVESTISSEMENT There has never been a more sensible time to invest in a BA …  Staying power and transferability – timeless  Opportunities for advancement  Studies show liberal arts grads have solid earning power Did you know… In a US top 10 university PayScale list for mid-career salaries, a small liberal arts university beat out big-name schools for grads with six-figure average salaries?

LES ARTS LIBÉRAUX CHEZ NOUS Small! • • • • • supportive, comfortable learning environment personal attention from professors a degree tailored to your interests support services for academics and self-discovery enhanced networking opportunities ! • • • • iBA bilingual or trilingual professors and students from around the world international exchanges internships

DES EXPÉRIENCES PRATIQUES Class-based: Internships: FSL, Translation, International Studies, Psychology, Education (practicum), Communications, DTEIL certificate Class projects: BUEC competitions, ILST Symposium, Linguistics Ojibwa weekend Professors’ hands-on experience imparted: Anne Russon (psych-orangutans); Tim Moore (psych-child testimony in courtroom trials), Stuart Schoenfeld (sociology - sharing water in the Middle East), Ian Martin (English - wrote language policy for Nunavut) Employment Opportunities: P.R./marketing: student ambassador Teaching/communications: Salon francophone Leadership: GCSU Research: library, research assistantships (RAY) Extracurricular Opportunities: Speakers’ circuit: hear from experts in their fields, in a small setting Centre for Global Challenges events Student organizations: ProTem, Radio Glendon, GCSU, clubs Alumni mentorship

QUELQUES CONSEILS DE PLUS 1. Study what you love and try new fields of interest – helps demonstrate your knowledge and skills Explore possibilities with your professors, Academic Advising, the Career Centre 2. Distinguish your degree Good grades + international dimension + interesting combinations + certificates + languages = opportunities! 3. Get involved Get a variety of hands-on experiences, build a network, get an alumni mentor 4. Build good work habits and soft skills 5. Use your summers wisely

Glendon & Keele Career Centres Aptitude and character assessments • One-on-one career counselling • Graduate school resources • Workshops on resumes and interviewing • Employment fairs, MBA & Law Days •

March Break U March 10-14, 2014 Sit in on a university class, participate in an interactive workshop, and meet other future Glendon Students Already been admitted? Join our Class of 2018 Facebook group

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