graduatesYou’ve taken the first step towards putting your Humanities degree to work. The difference between a “job” and a “career” is that a career offers you opportunities for development, flexibility and advancement, both personally and professionally. The Career Centre at York offers the following services that will enable you to translate your idea of a “dream job” into a concrete career plan.


Careers in Humanities career-fair-fall-2016


  • Senior Account Executive (Sun Gard Availability Services)
  • Currency Exchange & Trader (Custom House Currency Exchange)
  • Regional Associate, Marketing/Advisor Distribution (National Bank Securities)
  • Account Manager (Bank of Nova Scotia) Director, Mortgage Specialist, Finance (RBC)
  • Director (Manualife Finance)
  • PRT Specialist, Sales and Development (IBM Canada Limited)
  • Senior Account Manager, National Franchise Programmes, Office of Commercial Banking (Scotiabank)
  • Advertising, Program and Account Coordinator (McLoughlin Promotions)
  • Sponsor Account Executive (Loyalty One)
  • Program Coordinator (TD Bank Financial Group)
  • National Account Manager (H.J. Heinz Company of Canada Ltd.)
  • Customer Service Representative (RBC Financial Group, Royal Bank of Canada)
  • Case Manager, Finance and Investment (Manualife Financial)
  • Director (SOS Personal Learning Solutions Ltd.)
  • Director, Account Management (Aspiria)
  • Manager, Marketing and Communications (Sunnybrook Hospital)
  • Marketing Manager (Rogers Wireless Inc.)
  • Project Manager, Financial Administration (Husky Injection and Moulding Sys.)

Human Resources

  • Human Resources Manager (The McMichael Canadian Art Collection)
  • Human Resources (YMCA)
  • Senior Project Manager, Human Resources (BMO Financial Group)
  • Human Resources Specialist (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Human Resources Consultant (Sun Life Financial)
  • Coordinator, Human Resources (Cambrian Chemicals Inc.)
  • Human Resources Manager (Ticketmaster Canada)
  • Human Resources, Senior Recruitment Consultant (Cara Operations Ltd.)
  • Client Support Specialist (Human Resources Technology)
  • Human Resources (International Financial Data Services)
  • Vice-President, Human Resources & Organizational Development (Ontario Telemedicine Network)
  • Human Resources and Adjuster (State Farm Insurance Companies)


  • Print and Online Editor/Writer/Marketer (Various Companies)
  • Television Producer/Director/Writer (Various Companies, including: CBC, City, CTV)
  • Radio, Senior Producer/Writer (CBC)
  • Features Editor (FASHION Magazine, Maclean’s)
  • Associate Editor (Rogers Media Inc.)
  • Senior Producer, Local Radio News (CBC)
  • President (Invert Media)
  • Freelance Online Journalist Producer (Sun Media)
  • Associate editor (CanWest Global Communications Corporations)
  • President of ACTRA Toronto Print and Online Publishing Editor/Writer/Marketer (Various Companies)

Arts Council

  • Executive Director (Scarborough Art Council)

Fundraising and Development

  • Director, Fundraising/Development (TIFF, The Shaw Festival, Havergal College)
  • Fundraising Manager, LOVE the ROM (ROM)
  • Vice-President (The Glaxo Smith Kline Foundation)

Service Industries

  • Director of Events and Sales (Rinx Entertainment)
  • Distribution Supervisor (ACCO Brands Corporation)
  • Operations Supervisor (Value Village)

University Employment

  • Administrative Assistant Credential Analyst Coordinator, Management Technology Manager, Career Centre (Rotman School of Business)
  • Manager, Career Development (Faculty of Education, York University)

Police Force

  • Homicide Detective
  • Computer Specialist
  • Training Sergeant, Forensic Identification Services
  • Chief of Police, Peel Region
  • Chief of all Chiefs of Police in Ontario

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

  • Founder (Jane/Finch Success Beyond Limits)
  • Founder (National Park Experiences for Inner City Children)

Other Careers/Fields

  • Archivist (City Clerk’s Office, City of Toronto)
  • Construction Coordinator (Carillion Canada Inc.)
  • Court Interpreter (Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General)
  • Education Coordinator (Greenpeace Canada)
  • Employment Consultant