You are an Arts Student

You are an Arts Student

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You are an Arts student. After four years of hard work, studying a subject you absolutely love, you receive your B.A. and enter the “real world." Are you worried that you won’t be able to succeed in the competitive job market with those other students with a "practical" degree in their hands?

Arts degrees are often mistakenly thought of as ‘hard to find a job’ with. Actually, in the “real world”, a liberal arts degree is valuable. It is true that some university graduates have a hard time finding employment. However, this doesn’t happen because of the person’s major, it happens because the person is not marketable to employers. It is important to understand that the value of your university degree depends on your effort during university to make yourself marketable by gaining experiences and being engaged in different activities within your interests.


As an Arts student, you will...

Learn how to speak and write clearly and effectively.

Gain the critical and analytical thinking skills needed to solve complex problems.

Explore issues from a range of perspectives and points of view.

Demonstrate to employers your adaptability, creativity and ability to work independently and collaboratively.


There is one event coming up really soon that you can take advantage of!

LEAD SFU in conjunction with the Society of Arts and Social Sciences (SASS), Career Services, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences presents this workshop detailing the range of opportunities that exist for Arts students. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from an alumni who will share insights on how the skill set gained through their arts degree has translated into career success. It will be a great opportunity to meet people who were in your shoes before and worried about the same things.

Participants will also get tips on how to make conversation with potential employers, the type of information to share, and the kinds of questions to ask. Following this session there will be time to speak in small groups with individuals from various sectors whose companies hire Arts students.

Register for this event through Symplicity.

www.sfu.ca/wil/symplicity > log In > Keyword Search “Arts”

Posted on March 02, 2012
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