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There are many exciting and dynamic career opportunities for graduates of Politics and Governance.  For career advice, coaching and counselling, visit the Ryerson Career and Coop Centre (opens in new window)  and/or the Faculty of Arts’ Career Counselling service: (opens in new window) 

Here are just a few possibilities:

  • A policy unit of a federal, provincial or municipal government department
  • The decision-making structure of a third (voluntary/nonprofit) sector organization (remember, “voluntary” refers only to the Directors, not the staff; and “nonprofit” simply means that there are no shareholders who collect dividends)
  • The private sector, particularly where private companies have extensive interactions with domestic or foreign governments
  • International governmental organisations (e.g., UN, OECD, World Bank)
  • International Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)
  • A political aide to an elected official
  • Private companies engaged in public research
  • Interest/pressure groups
  • Community-based organizations, particularly those that interact with the federal, provincial, or municipal government

In addition to employment directly upon graduation, you’ll also be prepared to apply to law school or graduate studies in disciplines such as Political Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Government, and more. Such graduate degrees can lead to additional career choices.