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Careers in Canadian Studies

Foundation of a Broad Range of Careers

The multidisciplinary foundation of the Canadian studies program provides opportunities to a wide variety of careers ranging from teaching to international consulting. The flexibility in choosing courses, the opportunity to develop the a foreign language skill, the option to pursue an internship and study abroad, and the analytical perspective of the program offer unique advantages to the students to enter careers of their choice. Many graduates of the Canadian studies program pursue higher education to move up the career ladder. The graduates of the program are also not bound by location to find jobs near Canada. In fact, a recent survey of graduates showed that over 25 percent of them have professional positions outside New York State, some as far west as Washington or as far south as Louisiana.

The following is a partial list of the diversity of careers that Canadian studies program graduates are presently engaged in:

  • Law and legislative affairs.
  • Teaching.
  • Marketing/tourism management.
  • Managers/international business consulting.
  • Media specialist.
  • Cultural arts director.
  • Medicine/dentistry.
  • Sales representative.
  • Technology/data base administrator.
  • Public safety/criminal justice.

Whatever your career aspiration, your academic advisor in Canadian studies can assist you in planning your curriculum through appropriate course selection. One of the important points to keep in mind is that students in Canadian studies start building their resumes from the day they enter the program.

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Additionally, the Career Development Center has resources and programs to help students become savvy in the career development process. Such services usually include resume preparation, interview techniques, on-line data about available jobs, and facilities for on-campus employer visits and interviews. Students are strongly advised and encouraged to use these facilities on a regular basis.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For further information about Canadian studies at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Christopher Kirkey
Center for the Study of Canada 202
Phone: (518) 564-2086
Email: [email protected]