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Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures

Kat Tancock is not only an award winning online editor and business owner, she's also a Slavic Languages and Literatures grad.

Kat Tancock (M.A.,2005) is a writer, editor and digital consultant and co-owner of content marketing company Tavanberg. Her writing has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, Westjet Magazine, enRoute and Canadian Business and she is contributing editor at Food & Drink magazine. Read more about Kat on LinkedIn.

What do employers value about Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 92% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $46,262/year upon entering the workforce. 63% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto Slavic Languages & Literatures alumni most frequently apply their communication and critical thinking skills in these industries: 

  • Education 
  • Research 
  • Community and Social Services 
  • Media and Communication 
  • Consulting
  • Operations 
  • Administrative 
  • Healthcare Services 
  • Legal 
  • Entrepreneurship

graduate or professional school

A Slavic Languages & Literatures degree equips students with the research, writing and analysis skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in: 

  • Slavic Languages & Literatures 
  • Library & Information Science  
  • Journalism 
  • Education 
  • Translation Studies (may need additional courses)

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 research, collaboration and analytical 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.  

Take on a research project through an independent research course.