East Campus 5 (EC5)
305 Phillip Street
Tel: 519 888-4567 x 31012
Current position: Director of Enteprise Sales, Degreed Canada
Co-op experience: Analyst, Regional Economics & Innovation Unit, Ontario Ministry of Finance
Academic background: Political Science, University of Waterloo
I chose the MPS program because it afforded me a unique experience that was unmatched nationwide. The MPS program is one of a kind in the sense that it is the only program designed to “prepare” individuals to work within the public sector. From the course offerings and teaching staff to access to arguably one of the most innovative and connected cooperative education programs in the world, I felt comfortable right from the start that I made the right choice.
I want to work within the public service because I want to play an active role in servicing the economy and citizens alike. Being fortunate enough to have been born and raised in Toronto, I feel that if I am given an opportunity to make a difference and it would be my honour to do so.
Further, a dynamic workforce that is not driven by profit margin is a work environment that I love being part of. Most public sector employees share one common goal - civil liberty - and because of that, we are able to work in unison to help make our economy a better place
Being a Deputy Minister or Assistant Deputy Minister or Director are all great positions that are achieved by very few; I plan to turn my dreams into realities one day at a time.
As a Waterloo MPS student, we are often privileged to have a professional learning atmosphere, and to be surrounded by like-minded individuals. Because of this, you will as I did, be able to develop a support system with peers in the classroom to help each other out. A networking system is essential in the classroom and even more important in the working world; take every opportunity you can get.
Also, you are lucky enough to have access to top-level teaching staff with the sole purpose of teaching you everything they know in their respective disciplines. Because of this learning, MPS students have been and will continue to remain to be some of the most prepared and studious employees to enter the public service.
To never stop believing…
If you want to work in the public sector, there is not a program better geared towards preparing you with all the required skills than MPS.
Life comes with obstacles; however, in finding the solution you are your biggest obstacle, yet your biggest asset.
Lastly, hard work beats talent when talent gets lazy.
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.