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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

With their training in Global Studies, our graduates have moved on to a broad range of careers. The following list gives just a few examples of the possible fields:

  • international development
  • refugee settlement and support
  • humanitarian aid
  • international affairs and trade
  • communications, public relations and outreach
  • community economic development
  • corporate social responsibility
  • law (fields such as human rights, migration, trade)
  • ESL teaching
  • negotiation and dispute resolution
  • event coordination
  • global business development
  • program coordination and project management
  • sustainable development
  • professional counselling / social work
  • sales and marketing
  • tourism management
  • social entrepreneurship
  • volunteer coordination
  • fundraising management
  • interpretation / translation
  • urban planning
  • journalism

Sample Industries/Types of Employers

  • community agencies
  • educational institutions
  • government
  • non-profit organizations
  • relief/development organizations
  • research organizations
  • think tanks
  • United Nations
  • hospitality industry
  • import/export businesses
  • international businesses

"The faculty and my fellow students in Global Studies helped me break down the issues that are so close to my heart and deeply understand why they are occurring, what factors led to them, and what can be done to truly create social change."

– Yusuf Zine (BA ’16)


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