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Future Careers
Employers today are searching for potential employees with strong "Employability Skills". What are those skills? According to the Conference Board of Canada, these transferable skills are:
  • Fundamental Skills - The skills needed as a basis for further development
    • Communicate
    • Manage information
    • Use numbers
    • Think and solve problems
  • Personal Management Skills - The personal skills, attitudes, and behaviours that drive one's potential for growth
    • Demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours
    • Be responsible
    • Be adaptable
    • Learn continuously
    • Work Safely
  • Teamwork Skills - The skills and attributes needed to contribute productively
    • Work with others
    • Participate in projects and tasks
Wondering what you can do with a postsecondary education in Geography? Check out the links to the resource created by the Laurier Career Development Centre:
·        Global Studies
Ontario's college and universities have many postsecondary programs that focus on Geography. You can research these at:
Other Possible Career Paths in Geography:
  • Cartographer
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Global or Community Volunteer
  • Non-Governmental Organizations – Program Coordinator
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Land Surveyor
  • Environmental Manager
  • Forestry
  • National and Provincial Parks
  • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Elementary / Secondary Teacher
  • College / University Professor
  • Overseas Teacher
  • Meteorologist
  • Tourism and recreation
  • Outdoor Guide
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Geologist
  • Agriculture
  • Seismologist
  • International Development Officer
  • Overseas Business Manager
  • Public Administration / Foreign Affairs
  • Urban Planner
  • Health Services Planner
  • Transportation Planner
  • Naturalist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Camp Director
  • Demographer
  • Water Efficiency Inspector and Planner
(Source:  OAGEE)



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