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Careers

statA unique feature of the Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) program that excites potential employers is that it will equip you with an interdisciplinary background in technology, creativity, and business.

You’ll be able to speak, interact and manage across multidisciplinary teams – a skill that employers say is vital in today’s ever-changing digital economy. 

Sample Careers

  • Social media management 
  • Digital product development
  • User experience design
  • Government technology and policy development
  • Digital marketing
  • Video editing 
  • Visual brand design
  • Graphic design  
  • Technology sales and marketing
  • Web development, management, and marketing
  • Digital media production 
  • Project management 
  • Product design
  • Business technology analysis

Program Related Skills

  • Communication
  • Project management
  • Creativity 
  • Teamwork 
  • Global awareness 
  • Working independently 
  • Collaboration
  • New media strategy
  • Website development
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Digital technology literacy 

 


Student Stories

Marissa HarleyMarissa Harley

Social Media and Website Admin, In Line K9's

GBDA introduced Marissa to User Experience for the first time, and gave her numerous opportunities throughout her undergraduate career. 

Read Marissa's story

Mara FinkelsteinMara Finkelstein

Account Coordinator, Kenna

GBDA taught Mara valuable lessons about working in a team that she carries with her as she enters the workforce. 

Read Mara's story

 

Calen SiddalCalen Siddall

Business Analyst, Veriday Inc. 

Calen's aptitude for business and his interest in experimenting with technology led him to GBDA.

Read Calen's story

 
 

Graduate Studies 

Some GBDA students choose to pursue further education after completing their undergraduate degree, in programs and institutions such as:

  • Ryerson University
  • Sheridan College, Computer Animation
  • EIT Digital Master School, Master of Human Computer Interaction

Career Support

The University of Waterloo is committed to the success of its students and graduates. If you become a Faculty of Arts student and graduate, you'll have access to a wide selection of resources at the Centre for Career Action, offered through the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Action.