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Arts alumni are an accomplished crew. They have great advice for students and fellow graduates, and know that arts degrees teach skills that are sought-after in the professional environment. 

Sean McDonough BA'13 (Development Studies)

Sean McDonough BA'13 (Development Studies)


Sean McDonough is a born and raised Calgarian with a passion for cross-industry and cross-cultural relationship building. Sean began his career in Ghana, facilitating communication and cooperation between Western NGOs and community beneficiaries. Transitioning back to Alberta in 2014, Sean is now the Surface Land Coordinator with Enercapita Energy Ltd, where he travels all over Alberta building relationships with community stakeholders, including work in First Nation’s Consultation and Land Acquisition.

In Fall 2017, Sean began the evening MBA program at the Haskayne School of Business.

Sean believes that empathy and open communication are the keys to success in stakeholder relations both in the developing world and at home, and is excited to put his MBA studies to use promoting ethical business practices