Our Graduates

The diversity and flexibility of your Social Development Degree (SDS) means that your career opportunities are endless.The combination of experiential and classroom learning in the SDS program will help prepare you for post-graduate programs and/or careers in fields like social work, counselling, education, social justice and advocacy, communications, policy work, public service, legal and international service organizations, non-profits, and other helping professions.

See where SDS grads are making a difference!

Want to be a Social Worker? Upon completing a Social Development Studies undergraduate degree, you can apply directly to the full-time, 10-month Bachelor of Social Work program (BSW) at Renison's School of Social Work. This can be done with either a 3-year or 4-year SDS plan if other admission requirements are met. For more information please visit their website.

SDS Graduates in the Workplace

Did you know that jobs in law, social, community, and government services represent some the fastest growing occupations in Canada? The high-demand of the job market, combined with the world-class reputation of our program and hands-on learning opportunities, make SDS graduates competitive candidates for local and global employers. 

Our alumni have excelled in such roles as:

  • Campus Counsellor, Power to Change
  • Case Manager, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Child Protection Worker, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
  • Community Mental Health Consultant, Government of Nunavut
  • Community Resource Coordinator, Community Living
  • Community Support Specialist, Centre for International Governance Innovation
  • Crisis Support Worker, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Teacher, Special Education, Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Education Specialist, Med E-Care Healthcare Solutions Inc.
  • Employment Counsellor, Metro Toronto Community Services
  • Manager, Direct Service (Employment & Income Support), Region of Waterloo
  • Program Consultant, Addiction Research Foundation
  • Program Coordinator, Ministry of Attorney General
  • Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer's Society of Huron County
  • Social Planning Associate, Guelph Wellington United Way
  • Supervisor of Specialized Services, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
  • Administrative Coordinator, Ministry of Community & Social Services, Ontario
  • Recruitment Consultant, Manulife Financial
  • Marketing Analyst, Microsoft Canada
  • Community Service Order Coordinator/Assistant, John Howard Society
  • Program & Development Coordinator, City of Kitchener
  • Lawyer, Rochon & Genova LLP, Toronto