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

Translators, terminologists and interpreters

  • Cultural or international adaptation specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Terminologist
  • Translator
  • Translator-reviser

 

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Immigration settlement liaison officer
  • Multiculturalism project officer

 

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Communications specialist

 

Journalists

  • Researcher

 

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Immigration policy analyst
  • Social policy researcher

 

Program officers unique to government

  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Service officer
  • Intergovernmental affairs officer
  • Protocol officer

 

Senior government managers and officials

  • Ambassador
  • Consul

 

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.

  • Alpha Translations
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Embassy and Consulates of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada
  • Export Development Canada
  • German Auto Import Network - GAIN
  • Translation Bureau
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • CLS Lexi-Tech
  • Goethe-Institut Toronto
  • German International School Toronto
  • Deutsche Sprachschulen Metro Toronto
  • Boomerang Translation
  • Alexander Von Humboldt German International School Montreal 
  • Goethe-Institut Montréal
  • Les ateliers de langues du collège Saint-Charles-Garnier
  • Point Virgule
  • ProLingua Consulting
  • International House Vancouver

 

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

Examples of professional organizations, presented by location, 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.

  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta - ATIA
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario - ATIO
  • Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers
  • Canadian Association of Teachers of German
  • Canadian Association of University Teachers of German
  • Canadian Comparative Literature Association
  • Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc.
  • Canadian Teachers' Federation - CTF
  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council - CTTIC
  • German-Canadian Business Association 
  • Laurier Institution
  • Literary Translators Association of Canada - LTAC
  • Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association
  • Certified translators - OTTIAQ

 

 

 

Date modified: 2022-08-03