Humanities & Culture

European Studies Program

Farbod Saatsaz is not only a Migration Management Consultant, he's also a European Studies grad.

Farbod Saatsaz (B.A., 2013) leveraged his education in European Studies and Political Science into a career as a consultant at the UN Migration Agency in Geneva. As a student, Farbod co-founded and was president of the European Studies Association. He also participated in a summer program where he completed field research in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia. Learn more about Farbood on LinkedIn.

What do employers value about European Studies Program graduates?

Within two years of graduation, 87% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $43,698/year upon entering the workforce. 60% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)

your degree after graduation

University of Toronto European Studies alumni most frequently apply their problem solving and communication skills in these industries:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Business Development
  • Media and Communication
  • Community and Social Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information technology
  • Operations
  • Consulting
  • Program and Project Management

graduate or professional school

A European Studies degree equips students with the research and analysis skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:

  • Global Affairs
  • Law
  • Public Policy
  • European and Russian Affairs
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Policy Analysis
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Education
  • Art History
  • Classical 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.

Attend an In the Field program to meet professionals working in a variety of occupations within one organization.

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 cln.utoronto.ca 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 discipline. 

Learn about Internship and Exchange opportunities on the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies website.

Attend social and academic events organized by the European Studies Students' Association.

Submit your work for publication in the European Studies Students' Association Journal.

Join the G7 Research Group to work on compliance and related research projects.