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. The graduate programs below are examples selected from the list of graduate programs 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

Journalists

  • Journalist
  • News commentator
  • News service editor
  • Associate Editor
  • Editor
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Multimedia journalist
  • Print Journalist 
  • Online journalist
  • News producer
  • Researcher
  • Critic
  • Columnist
  • Correspondent
  • Copy editor
  • News reader
  • Anchor
  • Political analyst – TV or radio
  • Photojournalist
  • Writer

 

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Communications consultant
  • Press attaché
  • Spokesperson

 

Editors

  • Assignement editor
  • Book editor
  • Copy editor
  • Editorial page editor
  • News desk editor

 

Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Public opinion survey researcher

A bachelor's degree in a social science or related discipline, or in business administration is usually required

 

Managers – publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts

  • Editor-in-chief
  • Newspaper manager
  • Publishing manager

 

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

  • Communications manager
  • Public relations manager

 

Archivists

  • Archivist

 

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 Public Affairs Channel - CPAC
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission - CRTC
  • Embassy
  • Hill Times
  • L'Express Ottawa
  • Le Carillon
  • Library and Archives Canada - LAC
  • Parliament of Canada
  • Voir Newspaper
  • CBC Radio-Canada
  • Archives of Ontario
  • Bell Media
  • Shaw Media
  • St. Joseph Communications 
  • Rogers Publishing
  • Metroland Media Group
  • Postmedia Network
  • Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec - BAnQ
  • Le Devoir
  • Canoe
  • Gesca
  • Air Canada
  • BC Public Service
  • Province of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Public Insurance
  • APTN

 

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.

  • Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists
  • Réseau Presse 
  • Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec - AJIQ
  • Association of Canadian Cartoonists
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada - AJAC
  • Canadian Association of Broadcasters
  • Canadian Association of Journalists - CAJ
  • Canadian Media Guild
  • Canadian Media Producers Association
  • Canadian Public Relations Society
  • Editors Canada
  • Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec - FPJQ
  • Journalism JobsNewspapers Canada
  • Professional Writers Association of Canada
  • Société québécoise de la rédaction professionnelle - SQRP
  • Writers' Federation of New Brunswick
  • Writers Guild of Canada - WGC

 

 

Date modified: 2022-09-20