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All branches of government (from federal to local) require expertise in a vast range of areas. Depending partly on the student's undergraduate field of study and the branch of government they specialized in during the program, MPS grads will be well prepared for careers in areas such as:
Our consultations with senior public servants from all levels of government consistently indicated that the top skills and attributes required of public servants today include:
Futhermore, a recent Public Service Commission of Canada recruitment notice distributed to university departments gives a clear indication of the qualities sought in new employees: "...outstanding leadership abilities, a proven record of academic excellence and the desire to resolve the most complex problems facing our country." Each year, the Commission recruits from universities. The uWaterloo MPS program is designed to provide the tailored and advanced training needed to respond to this call for a new and highly-prepared generation of public servants.
MPS alumni come out of the program ready to work as public servants. Here is a list of some of the positions MPS grads currently find themselves in:
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.