The skills and abilities you develop over the course of your Arts degree can help open doors to a wide variety of career possibilities.

International Arts alumni can be found working all around us as travel writers, IT executives, film critics, museum curators, advertising executives, international development officers, psychologists, economists, forensic anthropologists, industrial designers, librarians, actors, social workers, interpreters, urban planners, art curators, human rights officers, music, therapists and more. Folks with Arts degrees are found working everywhere!

Below you will find some resources that will help you navigate your career while you are a student in the Faculty of Arts! 


Arts Work Experience (AWE)

AWE offers career related, paid work experience for international and domestic undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts. It provides meaningful career development and work term opportunities in a supportive environment which builds student confidence in their abilities to achieve academic and career success.

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Community Service Learning (CSL)

Community Service-Learning (CSL) offers University of Alberta students the opportunity to work and make a difference with a local community group, while reflecting and putting their experiences in context within a university course.

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What Can I Do With My Degree?

What you have to offer, and what employers are looking for, is a combination of the skills, experience, and attributes you gain through formal and informal education, paid and unpaid work, as well as the activities you pursue in your leisure time.

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Career Centre

The University of Alberta Career Centre is the source for career and employment information. It strives to empower the talented people of the U of A in developing the skills, knowledge, experiences, and connections they need to confidently manage their careers. There are many programs and opportunities to help you navigate your career options before you graduate.

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International Student Work Experience Program (ISWEP)

The International Student Work Experience Program helps full-time undergraduate international students find employment, develop their career skills and gain valuable work experience over the summer. 

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Working in Canada Before and After Graduation

International students may be permitted to work in Canada while studying, depending on their registration status and where the employment is located. To work in Canada after you graduate, you must apply for a work permit.

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