Program Overview

Program Requirements 

 

Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs are offered by the University of Ottawa. 

 

Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves. 

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification

 

Occupations related to this program

Secondary school teachers

  • Classical languages teacher, secondary school
  • History teacher, secondary school

Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries

  • Heritage interpreter
  • Historical interpreter
  • Historical site interpreter
  • Museum interpreter

Authors and writers

  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Essayist
  • Novelist
  • Poet
  • Writer

Journalists

  • Chronicler
  • Critic
  • Journalist
  • Reporter
  • Researcher

Post-secondary teaching and research assistants

  • Research assistant
  • Teaching assistant

Archivists

  • Archivist

Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

  • Archives manager

Librarians

  • Librarian

College and other vocational instructors

  • Classical languages teacher, college
  • History teacher, college

Conservators and curators

  • Curator

Administrators post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Assistant dean
  • Dean
  • Faculty administrator

 

Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.

 

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement Services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.

 

Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students’ program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa - CHOO
  • Royal Ontario Museum 
  • Socrates Hellenic School
  • Musée de la civilisation
  • Royal Alberta Museum
  • Royal BC Museum

 

Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.

 

Professional organizations

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source of information.

  • Canadian Association for Conservation of Culture Property
  • Classical Association of Canada
  • Canadian Historical Association
  • Canadian Museums Association - CMA
  • Ontario Classical Association
  • Ontario Historical Society 
  • Ontario Student Classics Conference - OSCC
  • Société des Études anciennes du Québec

 

 

Date modified: 2022-08-02