Alumnus - Class of 2013

Alumnus Cohen LangerakCurrent position: Senior Business Consultant, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Co-op experience: Advisor, Science and Technology Branch, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment
Academic background: Arts & Science, University of Guelph

Cohen has always shared a passion for both the Arts and the Sciences. This interdisciplinary path led him to pursue an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from the University of Guelph. Having worked for the Ontario Disability Support Program through the Ontario Public Service Summer Experience Program, he found his calling in the public service. Learn more about Cohen's experience in the MPS program below.


The interdisciplinary design of the MPS program provided me with the tools necessary to hit the ground running in a career with the Ontario Public Service. The program offers a modern space and array of relevant courses that all lend to a professional and meaningful learning experience. 


During my time as a co-op student for the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, I was able to expand upon my academic knowledge and hone my understanding of internal and external government operations. This understanding not only added relevancy to the coursework, but contributed to my growth as a new professional. My co-op has led me into a position as a Senior Business Consultant with the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment. I thank the MPS program for providing me with the professional knowledge and experience that has contributed to my success.

Major team project

The major team project allowed me to work closely with a high-functioning team of program colleagues. The project provided a forum for critical discussion and allowed us to translate our knowledge and workplace experiences into a concrete deliverable.

The public service needs the next generation of trained and professional employees; I am glad to have been part of a program that will be a leader in meeting this demand.

University of Waterloo