East Campus 5 (EC5)
305 Phillip Street
Tel: 519 888-4567 x 31012
Current position: Senior Economist, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat
Co-op position: Junior Business Analyst, eHealth Ontario
Academic Background: Political Science, McMaster University
I chose MPS because I have always been very interested in the public service. When I read about the program, I knew it would teach me all I needed to know and also allow me to seamlessly enter the public service through the co-op program.
I was very lucky to be placed in eHealth Ontario’s Common Services Department, which focuses on legal contracts and financial agreements. We work very closely with the legal department. As someone who will be pursuing law in the near future, I could not have asked for a better position. I am gaining very valuable experience in government laws and regulations. In addition to that, I am working with an amazing group of people. Their help and kindness made my transition to the public service very exciting.
I consider myself extremely lucky to have the opportunity to be part of the MPS program. Even though the experience was one of the most stressful experiences in my life, I was able to land my dream job, meet amazing people, and attend great social events, all through the program.
Do not think twice before you join the program and be very patient during the co-op process. It might take time, but it works out very well at the end.
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.