Applied Study Opportunity

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One History Major/Minor

One Dhillon School of Business Major/Minor

For Two Applied Studies Opportunities: Spring 2019

Honorarium: $1,600 each

This Applied Study will assist the History Department in market research to help establish a professional development program for History Majors. Applied Studies supervisors will be Mathew Stone (ULeth History Alumni) of Stone-Olafson, a Research Consulting Firm in Calgary, and Janay Nugent, faculty member in the History Department.



A plethora of studies have been published in the last 10 years citing the value that employers place on liberal arts degrees. University of Lethbridge students have an even greater advantage with their liberal education. The challenge of helping these students recognize their skill sets and to transition smoothly from the University to the world of work remains. Working in collaboration with business leaders, alumni, current University of Lethbridge faculty, and another Applied Studies student, the successful candidate may:

-          support the writing of a Research Ethics Proposal

-          interview business leaders about what they think undergraduate students should know about the value of their liberal education and what they need to know to get a job in the world of business

-          interview faculty on the work that they do to support students in their professional development and what resources they need to help support students in their transition to the world of work.

-          write a report for the Department of History on these findings which will include recommendations on the types of resources we should create to support the professional development of our students.



This role has been designed to give practical experience to the successful candidates and deliver actionable resources their fellow students can use. As such, we will hire one Dhillon School of Business major. For the second position, history students will be given priority, followed by majors from other liberal arts programs. The candidate will receive history course credit (HIST 3890) for the full semester of work (approximately 10 hours/week) as well as an honorarium of $1600 upon project completion.



The successful candidate will be a strong researcher, have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to distill large amounts of information and present key issues. The candidate should also be adaptable, creative, dependable, interested in networking with business leaders, and interested in exploring potential career opportunities for liberal arts majors.

Hard copies of resumes and cover letters must be submitted to Dr. Janay Nugent, Department of History, University of Lethbridge by December 7, 2017. Candidates must be able to travel to Calgary 1-3 times per month during the semester (gas costs will be reimbursed).


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