One major, endless possibilities:
If you want to study human activity, from a global and a local perspective, then you will be interested in this program. Study urban, social, economic and resource geography.
While taking human geography courses at Simon Fraser are very interesting for some students, often students are stuck wondering what career opportunities are possible after graduating with a degree in Human Geography. The truth of the matter is that there is wide range of possibilities that some students may not have thought about before.
For more information, visit the Department of Geography website.
Skills You Will Develop
What are the Career Possibilities?
- Location analyist
- Market researcher
- Medical geographer
- Map librarian
- Historic preservationist
- Political analyst
- Urban planner
- Real estate developer
- Travel/tourism planning
- Community developer
- Municipal advisor
Potential Work Environments
You can advance your career in any work environment because you can build skills, gain experience and develop networks in a variety of settings, and locations. What if you are unable to land a position in your preferred career in your work place of choice? What else could you do and where could you add value to your potential career? You need not always aim for big corporations or government departments. Consider working in small to medium business and non-profit organizations. Your experience may help you get a clearer view of your preferred future, and along the way you are likely to acquire some interesting experience.
- Forestry, mining, environmental issues, waste management, architecture or surveying companies
- Insurance, communications, international trade, tansportation
- Private industry including utilities, construction, energy, environmental planning
- Government agencies, NGOs (non-governmental organizations)
- Consulting firms
- Real estate developers
- Scientific or research groups
- Market research organizations
- Boards of education/universities/colleges
- Outdoor recreation companies
Related Professional Associations and Sites of Interest
Professional associations are a valuable resource for occupational research, and work search. The professional associations cited here may also offer career information, job boards, networking opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. They are invaluable in your career exploration in that they allow you to access a myriad of resources and publications, and link you to other sites of interest. Take action, do some research on these associations, and consider joining a professional organization. You never know who you might meet or where the affiliation might lead.
Associations & Sites of Interest
- Association of BC Land Surveyors
- Association of BC Forest Professionals
- The Canadian Association of Geographers
- Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
- Environmental Careers Organization (ECO)
- Geological Association of Canada
- Geomatics Canada
- Royal Canadian Geoghraphical Society
- iHireEnvironmental: Employment Insider
Career Development and Work Search Resources
Occupational & Career Information
Whether you know what you want to do or you haven't yet made up your mind, you should take action to increase the odds of making choices that will benefit you. To help you get started, click the link below to learn about your "dream" career and other careers you may want to consider. Who knows, while exploring these resources you may broaden your knowledge about what's out there and open the door to other career possibilities. What you'll notice is that there is no one plan rather a range of options.