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Know Your Skills

You’ve already got skills!

While working towards your degree you will develop skills inside and outside the classroom that will attract the attention of employers and help you achieve your future goals. Knowing what your skills are is the first step.

European, Russian and Eurasian Studies Skills & Knowledge

Skills and knowledge you may gain from your program:

Demonstrate an understanding of the history and contemporary social, cultural, economic, and political issues faced in the region while placing these issues in a broader global context

  • Analyze different ways in which global processes impact the societies, cultures, and politics of the countries of the region past and present
  • Apply concepts, theories, and methods of social science and humanities disciplines to the study of issues in the region
  • Develop the ability to apply conceptual and methodological approaches from various disciplines to the analysis of the region and its interconnectedness with the wider world
  • Demonstrate an understanding of peoples of the region through knowledge of their cultures, languages and societies in a global context
  • Critical thinking and analysis of issues in the region
  • Ability to communicate knowledge of the region in oral and written form to a variety of audiences

Transferable Skills

Transferable skills are a core set of skills and personal attributes that you can develop almost anywhere! They allow you to be adaptable and to succeed in virtually any work or school environment, as well as in everyday life. As a Carleton student, you are already gaining these valuable skills when you study, work at a Co-op or part-time job, volunteer, complete a practicum, join a club or engage in sports, even when doing group projects.

Here is a list of transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers. It was developed according to reports and research produced by provincial and federal governments, think tanks, and professional associations. Scroll through to learn more about People, Research & Planning, Thinking, and Personal Skills and to identify the skills you are developing!

Visit the European, Russian and Eurasian Studies website for more resources 

Future Possibilities in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

There are many paths and possibilities available to you upon graduation. The path that you choose to take with your degree will be influenced by a number of things: your skills, interests and values, the job market, the people you meet and even chance events!  

Here is a sample of the diverse career paths of recent alumni created using data from LinkedIn. You can also check out career paths of Carleton alumni by visiting LinkedIn. Some positions may require additional education, training and experience.   

  • Outreach and Development Coordinator in Post-Secondary
  • Program Analyst in Federal Government
  • Integrity Analyst in Federal Government
  • Corporate Communications Specialist in Telecommunications
  • Business Developer and Communications in Environmental Organization
  • Program Advisor in Federal Government
  • Human Resources Manager in International Aid
  • Foreign Service Officer in Federal Government
  • Legislative and Political Advisor for Government Official
  • Marketing Coordinator in Federal Government
  • Performance Auditor in Federal Government
  • Territory Sales Manager in International Health Care Services
  • Curriculum Developer in Higher Education
  • Sales Representative in Real Estate
  • Junior Policy Analyst in International Economics

  • Human Resources
  • Foreign Service or Affairs
  • Political Advising
  • Research
  • Auditing
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • International Affairs
  • Program Analysis
  • Government Relations
  • Writing and Editing
  • Government Administration
  • Consulting
  • Curriculum Development
  • Public Policy Development and Analysis

  • Human Resources Manager
  • International Affairs Organization
  • Political Organizations
  • Performance Auditor
  • Program Analyst
  • Integrity Analyst
  • Program Advisor
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Territory Sales Manager
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Sales Representative
  • Policy Analyst
  • Immigration Officer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Correspondence Coordinator
  • Ambassador’s Assistant
  • Lawyer
  • Proposal Writer
  • Proof Reader and Editor
  • Education Coordinator

Get Involved, Gain Skills

Getting involved in on- and off-campus activities for pay or as a volunteer helps develop skills, build resumes, construct successful graduate and professional school applications, and will help you to succeed in life after graduation. It will also help you to clarify your interests and strengths.

Within Your Program

Many programs have societies and clubs which provide excellent opportunities for you to get to know your peers and discuss topics related to your degree. Your department may also offer opportunities to get involved in conferences, associations, co-op and practicum placements, events, and research. Your professors are also an invaluable resource.

Visit your department’s office or website to discover events and opportunities for current students.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Co-Curricular Record

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official document of your involvement outside of the classroom.

Search the Co-Curricular Record to find activities that will match your interests and build your employability skills.

Visit the CCR Website 


Step 1 – Connect with Career Services and access numerous resources to:

  • Explore career paths
  • Identify and showcase your skills to increase your employability
  • Strategically look for jobs, volunteer and experiential opportunities

Step 2 – Check out the LinkedIn Students App to:

  • Discover jobs that are a good fit for your degree, see career paths of recent alumni and build your network