Lawrence Book McKnight shares how a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Human Geography equipped him to become a Program Manager in Lima, Peru where he worked on community projects for under-resourced areas. He gives advice for overcoming the challenges of learning a new language and explains how an Arts degree allows for greater flexibility with one’s career path.
Job Title & Employer:
Counter Trafficking Unit Intern, International Organization for Migration (as of 2019)
Program Manager, Cross-Cultural Solutions (previous)
Lima, Peru (previous)
UBC Program(s) of Study:
Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies (specialization: Spanish)
Department of Geography (specialization: Human Geography)
UBC Experiences & Involvement:
Coordinated Arts Program
Arts Travel and Learn Abroad Award (ATLAAS)
MA in Sociology (Race, Ethnicity & Conflict) from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland
Republished from the Faculty of Arts website.