The Alumni Association of The University of Western Ontario is proud to serve and represent more than a quarter million alumni around the world.
We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
Modern Languages and Literatures offers a variety of undergraduate courses and program options in Comparative Literature and Culture, Digital Humanities, German, Italian and Spanish. Courses in Hindi, Japanese, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, and Russian language and culture are also offered.
With nine different languages taught, students are able to immerse themselves and study abroad or earn a practical certificate with just three courses. Through programs in German, Italian and Spanish, students learn to use new languages to discover literature, art, music and film from around the world. Students can engage with the nature of language and language acquisition through the Spanish linguistics program. Service learning courses also allow students to participate in the life of their communities. The unique program in Comparative Literature and Culture allows students to read across literatures and cultures to study world literature in translation. The new program in Digital Humanities allows students to see how technology is shaping a new world in arts and humanities.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
The ability to comprehend the thoughts and ideas of people from other times and places and give expression to these ideas in modern terms with relevant historical context
The ability to compile and organize facts and information and to comprehend and apply new and/or unfamiliar information to different situations and settings
The ability to learn, understand and interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations
Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.