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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
April 23, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Laurier Arts Alumni Survey - 2013



In June 2013, the Faculty of Arts conducted its first Alumni Survey. Over 1,100 alumni took the time to respond, and provided a great deal of information about their experience both during and after their time at Laurier.

Some key observations from this year's survey:

  • Arts graduates are change-makers in a wide variety of occupations, across public, private and not-for-profit sectors
  • More than 78% of respondents were either generally or entirely satisfied with their Arts degree
  • A Laurier Arts degree prepares individuals to be open-minded, well rounded, life-long learners who write and think effectively, and adapt readily to new situations.

How some of our alumni answered the question, "What would you say to a high school grad entering Laurier?"

"It can be tricky to nail out the 'what am I going to do for the rest of my life' dilemma, but fear not... Ultimately, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree give you a wealth of knowledge that can be applied to many different career paths."

- Emily Evans, Honours Communication Studies, 2012

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"Though what you learn in the classroom is important, it's the process of learning how to learn that's more important in terms of post-university life and employment."

- Jason Shim, Honours Religion and Culture, 2007

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"Craft the skills that will make you exceptional in the world - leadership, communications, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. Don't think this is the end of your learning, it's only the beginning."

- Cynthia Sundberg, Honours Sociology and Psychology, 1994

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