Enjoy rich and unique experiences, here and elsewhere, enabling you to make the most of your time on campus and to standout from others when it comes time to enter the job market.
Opt for CO-OP
Choose from among 23 CO-OP programs offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences! Alternate between paid work placements and classroom sessions to acquire experience in your field of employment. At the end of your program, you will have accumulated 16 months of practical experience and met key people who will facilitate your entry into the workforce.
Work on Campus
Through the Work-Study Program, you’ll not only get to earn money to pay for your studies, you’ll also gain valuable work experience!
Drive change in your community
Find exciting volunteer opportunities at the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement. Give your time… it matters! Moreover, employers generally recognize the intrinsic and unique value of volunteerism.
Become a Researcher
Discover the world of academic research in your second year of study. Through their format and specific learning objectives, the various undergraduate research initiatives enable you to discover the world of academic research by working with a professor, while simultaneously putting concepts seen in the classroom into practise in specific situations.
Practise your second language
As the largest English‑French bilingual university in the world, the University of Ottawa offers innumerable opportunities to improve your skills in each of Canada’s official languages! You can also earn a second language certificate, providing evidence of your second language skills, a key asset in the job market.
Getting involved in campus activities is an excellent way to improve your student experience at uOttawa. Participate in a wide variety of exciting and dynamic activities, competitions, shows and events, or join your student association or one of 250 university clubs.
Experience the world
All Social Sciences’ honours programs enable students to participate in international opportunities after their second year. As international opportunities complement each other, you can choose to take part in more than one during your program.
See Experience the World for information on how these experiences abroad can count toward your degree and to learn more about the requirements.
Once I’m Ready to Enter the Workforce, What can I Expect?
Generally speaking, people who get a university degree have a better chance of administering large-scale financial, human and material resources than people who have certificates or diplomas for studies of shorter duration than a university undergraduate degree. Your future salary also depends on your level of education and area of work.