WHAT CAN(’T) YOU DO WITH A DEGREE FROM SJU?
07 Feb, 2018
Although the notion that today’s workers will have to change jobs an exorbitant amount of times over the course of their career might often be exaggerated, it does hold some element of truth. The structure of the working world is changing for a number of reasons. One of those reasons being that younger workers are more aware of their own desires within a particular job, and are more willing to switch jobs if they’re presented with an opportunity that interests them.
Since the workplace is changing, so should our ways of educating the future workforce. After all, what employers generally look for most aren’t technical skills related to one particular area of expertise, but rather transferrable skills that can be applied in any workspace.
With a liberal arts degree, that’s exactly what you get.
At St. Jerome’s, you’re encouraged to engage with new ideas and explore topics that interest you in any of the subjects offered at UWaterloo, all the while learning how to work effectively in groups, communicate your understanding of a subject, and expand your thinking to incorporate new ideas and develop creative solutions to problems.
Our graduates earn a degree from the University of Waterloo, an internationally recognized and respected institution, as well as the marketable mind power they receive from their liberal arts education. They’ve taken these resources to new heights and can be found in a wide range of industries, roles, and pursuits, both across Canada and abroad. With a degree from SJU and UWaterloo, the sky’s the limit, there’s nothing you can’t do.
It’s completely acceptable to not have a clear indication of what you want to pursue following your undergraduate degree, and at SJU, you don’t have to. As an Arts student at Waterloo, you don’t have to declare your major until after your first year, allowing you to take a wide range of courses that interest you in your first year and explore potential topics of interest before choosing one specific subject of focus. Even after you declare your major, it’s easy to switch if you find a subject that better interests you, or there’s always the option of pursuing a double major or a minor in multiple subjects.
At SJU, you’re not training for one specific career, you’re training to be global citizens, critical thinkers, leaders, and creative problem solvers; becoming prepared to achieve your goals, even if you don’t know what those are yet. (Take it from a third-year student, you don’t have to know what you want to achieve once you finish school, it's completely acceptable to leave your options open.) At SJU, you can rest assured that even if you’re unsure where you’ll end up after, you’re developing the skills and ambition you need to get there.