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Careers & Opportunities

A Degree That Works

Graduates of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Guelph boast a 92.9% employment rate within six months - one of the highest amongst Canadian Universities! A BA provides you with transferable skills such as critical thinking, writing and communication skills that can lead to a variety of careers. You can strengthen your skills through experiential learning which includes; applied research, co-op, community-engaged courses, field courses, and professional practice courses.

Our graduates are proudly employed as:

  • National Program Director, Autism Speaks Canada (Psychology/ Philosophy)
  • Disaster Management Delegate, Africa Zone, Red Cross (International Development)
  • Policy Advisor, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (History)
  • Marketing Analyst, BMO Financial Group (Economics)
  • Environmental GIS Specialist, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (Geography/Env. Studies)
  • Lawyer, Petro-Canada (Philosophy)
  • Artistic Director, Theatre New Brunswick (Theatre Studies)
  • Bilingual HR Associate, Bell Canada (French Studies/Sociology)
  • Fraud Investigator, Peel Regional Police (Political Science)
  • Communications Specialist, Syngenta Canada (English)
  • Event & Sponsor Specialist, Bullfrog Power (Env. Governance)
  • Talent Development Artist, Walt Disney Animation Studios (Studio Art)
  • Manager Trade and Investment Promotion, Germany Trade and Invest (European Studies)
  • Customer Relations, Toronto International Film Festival (Art History)

Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program

Students completing an art or humanities Major also have access to the Guelph Arts Apprenticeship Program (GAAP). This unique program helps students obtain gainful employment in the local region immediately upon graduation. Learn more.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.