Political Science Students in the Workplace

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Real and ideal: engagement for changing the world

Sample listing of positions held by recent graduates who majored in Political Science at the University of Waterloo.  You can also visit our Alumni profiles page to read more about what a degree in Political Science can do for you!

  • Analyst, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of External Affairs
  • Counsel, Federal Prosecution Service, Department of Justice
  • Director of Communications, Canadian Bar Association - Ontario
  • Director, Global Programs, Christian Children’s Fund of Canada
  • External Affairs Officer, Canadian Consulate - San Francisco
  • Field Director, Rural Maintenance Program (Bangladesh), Care Canada
  • Marketing Representative, I.B.M. Canada
  • Urban Planner, City of Ottawa
  • Policy Researcher, Peel District Health Council
  • Political Affairs Co-ordinator, Ontario Real Estate Association
  • Project Manager, Gallup Canada
  • Public Affairs Officer, Consulate General of Canada
  • Senior Consultant, Deloitte and Touche
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Environment & Energy
  • Senior Issue Analyst, Cabinet Office, Queen’s Park
  • Senior Negotiator, Ontario Native Affairs Secretariat

Gain experience by becoming a Research Assistant in the Political Science department!
Zainab at conference

Above: Zainab Ramahi, Undergraduate Research Assistant to Dr. Veronica Kitchen researching Integrated Counter-Terrorism Institutions as part of the Governing (in)Security research team

Learn more about becoming a Research Assistant in the Political Science department. 

We have many positions available, working in different fields ranging from:

  • Domestic/international security studies
  • Environmental issues in Canada
  • Canadian Parliament
  • The Middle East
  • South East Asia
  • Political Economy
  • And more!