Program Overview

Program Requirements


Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs offered by the University of Ottawa. 


Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification


Occupations related to this program

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations

  • Communications consultant
  • Press agent
  • Spokesperson
  • Public relations specialist


Conference and event planners

  • Conference organizer
  • Special events organizer


Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Public opinion survey researcher


Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

  • Advertising manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Corporate communications manager


Professional occupations in business management consulting

  • Advertising specialist
  • Promotion specialist
  • Team training specialist


Senior managers financial, communications and other business services

  • Advertising agency president
  • Chief executive officer (CEO) financial, communications and other business services


Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Social issues researcher
  • Social policy analyst
  • Social policy researcher


Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.


Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.


Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students’ program of studies. It is also useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Bell Canada
  • Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Canadian Co-operative Association - CCA
  • Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators - CCMTA
  • Canadian Internet Registration Authority - CIRA
  • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission - CRTC
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
  • Delta Media
  • Golden Planners Inc. - GPI
  • Hydro Ottawa
  • Mediaco
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Ottawa Convention Centre
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Bell Media
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Canadian Public Relations Society
  • Maxwell Management Group
  • Penguin Group
  • Postmedia Network
  • Public Outreach
  • Rogers Publishing
  • St. Joseph Communications
  • Le Devoir
  • Québec Film and Television Council
  • Québec City Convention Centre
  • Rogers Sports & Media
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Zone 3
  • Air Canada
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • WildBrain
  • Manitoba Public Insurance
  • SaskCentral
  • The Jim Pattison Group
  • Vancouver Convention Centre


Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.


Professional organizations

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source of information.

  • Association des communicateurs municipaux du Québec - ACMQ
  • Canadian Communication Association - CCA
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - CCPA
  • Canadian Council on Social Development - CCSD
  • Canadian Media Guild
  • Canadian Public Relations Society - CPRS
  • Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners - CANSPEP
  • Institute of Public Administration of Canada - IPAC
  • Public Affairs Association of Canada - PAAC
  • Société québécoise des professionnels en relations publiques - SQPRP



Date modified: 2022-08-04