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June 2018

Feature program: Business with a Marketing Major

Marketing combines a strong analytical mind with a creative flair and an ability to connect and communicate with people. In this major you will learn about consumer behavior, how to conduct research to identify customer needs, new product development, and how to communicate using new and traditional media. Learn more»


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  • April 2018 feature program

    Feature program: Computer Engineering

    Computer engineers don’t just sit at desks staring at monitors all day; they create the technologies that shape our modern world. Smarter software, faster Internet, or computers in the palm of your hand: computer engineers play a significant role in all of them.

    Computer engineers deal with the design, implementation, analysis, and testing of hardware and software for computing systems. Unlike computer scientists who deal primarily with software, computer engineers must have a strong understanding of computers as physical devices and of the software that drives them. Because of this, computer engineers can be considered equal parts electrical engineer and computer scientist.

    Graduates of the University of Alberta’s Computer Engineering program may work in software development, telecommunications, hardware design, nanotechnology, circuit and microprocessor design, or a host of other computer-related careers. Many students also go on to graduate studies in more specific areas of computer engineering.

    Learn more about Computer Engineering at the U of A »

  • March 2018 feature program

    Feature program: Campus Saint Jean - Education

    With the large influx and interest in French language education in Alberta, teachers who are able to teach in French are needed more than ever. Our education program is well positioned to respond to the educational demand in Alberta and throughout Western Canada.

    CSJ students are taught not only how to teach, but also how to be transmitters of culture — a key component in the acquisition of a new language. 

    For students coming from a French Immersion background, this program provides them with the opportunity to further discover French culture while learning the skills they need to teach Western Canada's youth. For students with a Francophone background, the program presents them with new perspectives on Canadian Francophonie and the diversity therein. 

    These opportunities are offered in the form of our four-year bachelor's degree, five-year combined Science/Education degree and the two-year after degree.

    View more CSJ programs»

  • May 2018 feature program

    Feature program: UAlberta Law

    Do you know a student interested in law school? The law affects much of what we do in our everyday lives; it is essential to shaping the communities we live in. Should schools have the power to make students wear uniforms? Should cloning humans be legal? Can a school principal search students’ lockers? All of these questions involve the law. 

    Many law school graduates practice with private firms or in government or the courts, but there are a number of non-traditional career options also available, including in labour relations, law reform, education, sports and entertainment, and business. Although career opportunities in law are unique and endless, one common theme is that lawyers advocate on behalf of a client or cause they believe in. 

    UAlberta Law is one of Canada's top law schools, and is now among the top 100 law schools worldwide, according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2018 by subject. For more information on becoming a lawyer, visit the Faculty of Law and follow us @UAlbertaLaw on Twitter and Instagram.