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Book & Media Studies Program

Dan Seljak is not only a marketing specialist, he’s also a Book & Media Studies grad.

Dan Seljak (Hon. B.A., 2014) combined his passions for media work and the built environment with Gensler, where he currently works as a Marketing Specialist. In his spare time, Dan works as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival — one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world. Learn more about Dan on LinkedIn.

What do employers value about Book & Media Studies Program graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 93% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $45,960/year upon entering the workforce. 63% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto  Book & Media Studies alumni most frequently apply their writing and analytical skills in these industries: 

  • Media and Communications 
  • Education 
  • Research 
  • Arts and Design 
  • Marketing 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Community and Social Services 
  • Administrative 
  • Consulting 
  • Information Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Public Policy

graduate or professional school

A Book & Media Studies degree equips students with the critical thinking and organization skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Media Studies 
  • English
  • Library & Information Science 
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Museum Studies

exploring opportunities while you're a student

Learn About yourself

Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals in your career area of interest. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options.

Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience.

Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit for more information.

Connect with Alumni

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.  

Explore Your Options

While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career. 

Talk to your professors to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your industry.  

Pursue opportunities to study abroad through exchange and internships.

Develop hands-on skills through a 399 research excursion or an international summer abroad course.