Possible Career Options

  • Entrepreneurial & Self Employment Sectors
    • Consultant:
      Consultants are generally called upon when a company or individual needs help solving a problem. The consultant is there to help define needs, obtain data to analyze, and recommend solutions to the problem.

    • Event Planner:
      An event planner is in charge of planning corporate and private events. They are in charge of all aspects of event planning including the budget, venue, catering, entertainment, speakers, etc. Someone in this position should have a good understanding of local services and a number of contacts in different service industries.

    • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner:
      An entrepreneur is someone who starts their own business. They organize, manage, and assume the risks of the business.
      Suggested Electives: COMM 349.3, COMM 447.3
  • Finance
    • Financial Aid Officer:
      Financial aid officers direct scholarship, grant-in-aid, and loan programs to provide financial assistance to students in college or university. They may also select candidates and determines types and amounts of aid.

    • Financial Planner:
      A financial planner studies their client’s financial position and future goals to determine the tools necessary to reach those goals. They deal with tax minimization, education planning for children, retirement, and sometimes short-term investing. A position of this nature requires someone with strong interpersonal skills.

    • Insurance Agent/Broker:
      Insurance jobs exist to help businesses and individuals manage their risk. There are numerous types of insurance, all of which will help minimize the loss if a problem occurs. The insurance agent is the person that actually sells the insurance to those who wish to minimize their risks.

    • Loans Officer:
      A loans officer is in charge of evaluating and approving loans applications. They also counsel borrowers on their financial status and the various methods of payment.
  • General Areas
    • Buyer:
      Buyers are responsible for purchasing products and materials for the company to either sell or to use in the production of other products. This also includes supplier selection and supplier relations.

    • Urban/Regional Planner:
      An urban or regional planner creates development plans for rural areas, cities, and countries. They collect and analyze data on economic, social, and physical factors affecting the land in order to provide the best plan for the community.
  • Human Resources Management
    • Compensation/Benefits Administrator:
      Benefit analysts conduct programs for employers and may specialize in specific areas such as position classifications or pensions.

    • Corporate Trainer:
      Corporate trainers conduct on-site classes and workshops on topics such as sexual harassment, leadership, team building, and other human resource-related issues.

    • Human Resources Manager:
      A human resources manager runs the human resources program for a large corporation. They provide human resource management consultations and other related support.

    • Job Analyst:
      Job analysts collect and examine detailed information about job duties to prepare job descriptions. These descriptions explain the duties, training, and skills each job requires. Whenever a large organization introduces a new job or reviews existing jobs, it calls upon the expert knowledge of the job analyst.
  • Management
    • General Manager:
      A general managers plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate personnel, activities concerned with the operation of their business in accordance with governmental agency or commission policies and regulations.

    • Health Care Administrator:
      The health care administrator directs administration of a hospital, nursing home, or other health care facility within authority of a governing board. They also administer fiscal operations, such as budget planning, accounting, and establishing rates for health care services.

    • Manager Trainee:
      A management trainee performs assigned duties, under the direction of experienced personnel, to gain knowledge and experience required for promotion to management positions.
  • Marketing
    • Advertising Account Executive:
      An advertising account executive coordinates advertising campaigns for clients of their advertising agency. They work with clients to determine all aspects of the campaign so that it is executed as requested.
  • Medium to Large Businesses
    • Business Manager:
      A business manager oversees everything that takes place in a business, including decision-making. For larger businesses, the manager is usually in charge of a number of lower managers who run specific departments within the organization.

    • Public Relations Specialist:
      A public relations specialist is in charge of communicating with the internal and external community on all company matters, through newsletters, press releases, speech writing, etc.

Professional Associations and Organizations

  • Canadian Institute of Management

    The Canadian Institute of Management is a professional association, certification body, and academic institute for managers and leaders. The Institute offers two well-recognized designations and two academic programs:

    Professional Designations

    Academic Programs

    Student Memberships are available.

  • Canadian Association of Management Consultants
    CMC-Canada fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession as a whole. CMC-Canada adminsters, and its provincial Institutes confer, the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in Canada. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation is the profession's only international certification mark, recognized in over 45 countries. It represents a commitment to the highest standards of consulting and adherence to the ethical cannons of the profession. Find out more about their Young Professionals Program!
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
    The internationally recognized CPA designation can be obtained through either the CPA Professional Education Program or a CPA accredited master's program such as the MPAcc (Masters of Professional Accounting) program. Chartered Professional Accountants can work in all sectors of the economy, but are generally divided into five segments: public practice, industry, government, education, or not-for-profit.
  • Supply Chain Management Association

    The leading and largest association in Canada for supply chain management professionals and the national voice for advancing and promoting the profession. SCMA is the principal source of supply chain training, education, and professional development in the country. The association embraces all aspects of strategic supply chain management including:

    • Purchasing/Procurement
    • Strategic Sourcing
    • Contract Management
    • Materials/Inventory Management
    • Logistics and Transportation

    Anyone with an interest in supply chain management can become a member of SCMA including supply chain management practitioners, other business professionals, and students considering a career in the field. Student memberships for Saskatchewan are $225 + GST (must be a full-time student).

  • Forum for International Trade Training

    The Forum for International Trade Trainingin (FITT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources, and professional certification to individuals and businesses. They offer the only international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP/FIBP) endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government. Their international business training solutions have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world. Student memberships are $40 per year, plus applicable taxes. Benefits include:

    • Access to trade and educational resources through a password-protected members-only website
    • Career growth and advancement opportunities through Goinglobal.com
    • Access to publications provided daily, weekly, and monthly be I.E. Canada and Export Development Canada
    • Access to our online Membership Directory
    • Access to the CITP Speakers Bureau to search through qualified CITPs for potential speakers
    • Online Discussion Forum
    • Promotional support for international trade training and the CITP
    • Invitations to FITT and FITT-partner events, with discounts for FITT and affiliate members

    The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation is the world's leading professional designation for global business practitioners. This prestigious, industry-validated designation is earned by meeting a rigorous set of competency standards, as set by FITT. The CITP stands as a symbol of competency and credibility for global business practitioners. It displays a thorough grasp of international trade processes, as well as a dedication to ethical business practices and ongoing professional development.

  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
    The mission of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) is to be the global community for the professional liability insurance industry by providing essential knowledge, thought leadership, and career development opportunities. PLUS is a non-profit organization with membership open to persons interested in the promotion and development of the professional liability inudstry. Academic memberships are free - must currently be a full time student or faculty member at an academic institution to qualify for the Academic Member rate.
  • Canadian Association of Business Incubation
  • Canadian Association of Family Enterprise
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • Canadian Innovation Centre
  • Canadian Public Relations Society
  • Economic Developers Association of Canada
  • Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce