While graduates of Geographic Analysis leave Ryerson with the academic and workplace competencies sought in a broad range of jobs, the program uniquely prepares the majority of its graduates for very specific data analysis, planning, and decision support positions in the private and public sectors. Typical job titles of our recent alumni include Data Analyst, GIS Specialist, Geomatics Technician, Mapping Technologist, Market Analyst, Research Analyst, Retail Analyst, Real Estate Analyst, Location Analyst, Environmental Analyst, Report Analyst, Crime Analyst, and Health Analyst. Some of our graduates also pursue a broader range of careers, including as teachers, administrators, real estate agents, policy advisors, etc., or continue their studies at the graduate level.
=> Read Dr. Rinner's blog post about "secure, laid-back, and meaningful job in a growing field", Geography!
We pride ourselves with numerous high-profile alumni, including the Director of Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination at the City of Toronto, CEO of the Canadian National Exhibition, General Manager of Toronto Water, Senior Manager of Customer Loyalty Research at Scotiabank, Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics at the University of Toronto, VP of Real Estate at Metro, Senior Manager of Real Estate Client Strategy and Relations at Rogers Communications, Senior Manager of Strategic Market Analytics at BMO, Vice President at Colliers International, Deputy Fire Chief at Toronto Fire Services, Director of Analytics at Prospect Media Group, Acting Manager of Location Analysis at the LCBO, Associate Vice President of Real Estate Development at Canadian Tire, General Manager of Scarborough Town Centre for Oxford Properties, or Vice President of Commercial Lines & Reinsurance at Aviva Canada, to name but a few.
=> Read our interview with Deputy Fire Chief Debbie Higgins about how Geography and Geographers are keeping us safe!
=> Read our interview with Stephen Young, National Director of Strategic Analytics at McDonald's Canada, about how Geographers keep businesses thriving!
=> Read our interview with Aaron Pothier, Product Manager - New World Wines at the LCBO, about how Geographers keep Ontario’s spirits up!
Our graduates' successful careers are enabled by the transferability of analytical skills acquired in the program and the interdisciplinarity and broad applicability of geographic problem-solving to the socio-economic and environmental issues our World is facing.
=> The Guardian has recently commented on the increasing popularity of Geography in UK high schools on the basis of the discipline's interest, value, and its graduates' employability.