Preparing for Advocacy


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History of the issue of advocacy - why do we need to advocate for the humanities

What the statistics say


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    • Comparison of prospects of student one year out of graduation (2011): (1) Social Science, (2) Natural Science, (3) Arts and Humanities
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    • Variety of stats and images comparing prospects of humanities majors with other degrees: GRE scores, LSAT scores, GMAT scores, Salary increase by major, etc.
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    • Figures on tuitions cost/employment options for university grads in general- negative
  • Payscale Canada
    • Search for Salary by Degree/Major Subject for Country: Canada
  • Liberal Arts Education in the Workplace
    • Unemployment and Earning for College Majors

Statistics Canada

Major Field of StudyUnemployment Rate
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree8.7
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies6.2
Medieval and renaissance studies9.0
Social and behavioural sciences and law5.3
Business, management and public administration4.9
Physical and life sciences and technologies5.8
Mathematics, computer and information sciences6.1
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies5.4
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation5.2
Health, parks, recreation and fitness3.9
Dental, medical and veterinary residency programs2.3
Personal, protective and transportation services6.1

NACE - National Association of Colleges and Employers

Know your audience - who to advocate to

Frame your message

Ethics around advocacy

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