There are many opportunities for liberal arts students to pursue a career in health. Whether you study one of our health-related majors like Gerontology or Psychology, or have a passion for supporting health-related causes using skills developed during your undergrad like advocacy, communication, organization, or leadership, STU offers plenty of options to gain relevant experience for a career in health.
STU is home to research centres focused on health such as The Third Age Centre, which host events throughout the year to supplement in-class learning. Health related research by STU faculty is also an area of opportunity—become a research assistant to get hands on experience of your own.
Departmental clubs like the Gerontology Society are a great way to complement your learning. The STU Mental Health Society, Global Brigades, and other health-related clubs are also a good way to work on positive health initiatives.
Internships with health care organizations, long-term care facilities, and local shelters are a great way to add professional health care experience to your resume, and STU has many relevant partnerships in Fredericton. On-campus volunteer and work opportunities are also a fantastic way to start working with people—try the Peer Mentoring Centre or Campus Health Coaching Office to start.
Examples of health-related internship partners:
- Hospice Fredericton
- Capital Region Mental Health and Addictions Association
- Nashwaak Villa Nursing Home
- ServUs Health Inc.
- Pine Grove Nursing Home
Look for organizations in Fredericton to volunteer with. Graduates who pursued careers in health previously interned or worked with organizations including AIDS New Brunswick, Hospice Fredericton, New Brunswick Lung Association, and York Care Centre.
Advice from Alumni
Kathy Simon, BA ‘13
Speech Language Pathologist
Studied: Psychology and Gerontology
“Going to STU helped me build a strong foundation academically. The small class sizes allowed me to build strong connections with professors and classmates. It was the best place for me to pursue my undergraduate degree and it will always have a special place in my heart!”