The Alumni Association of The University of Western Ontario is proud to serve and represent more than a quarter million alumni around the world.
We are committed to delivering the finest alumni experience, in keeping with our continued number one ranking as "Canada's best student experience”.
The Student Success Centre is here to help with each step of your journey to a successful future. Our mission is to facilitate the development of career, educational, and life competencies for students and alumni through programs and services that guide successful transitions, foster local and global citizenship, promote leadership opportunities, encourage personal growth, deliver career resources, and ignite active engagement.
As one of the largest political science departments in Canada offering programs leading to a BA, DPA (Diploma in Public Administration), MA, MPA (Masters in Public Administration) and Ph.D., our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students examine and explore issues that have had or could have a profound impact on shaping the nature of domestic and international society.
In order to explain the behaviour of policy-makers within different institutional settings, our students are trained to think critically and methodically about the many internal and external factors that may influence governmental decisions. In the process, they develop the skills necessary to undertake challenging work in the public and private sector. Many of our graduate and undergraduate students take advantage of the resources made available through the Centre for American Studies, an interdisciplinary research centre that seeks to promote a greater understanding of the social, historical, political and cultural life of the United States.
They also participate in many other programs offered jointly with the departments of History and Philosophy. Our faculty have wide-ranging interests which they draw on in lectures and seminars. The result is that they are able to provide a stimulating environment in which to discuss the most critical issues of our time.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
The ability to comprehend the thoughts and ideas of people from other times and places and give expression to these ideas in modern terms with relevant historical context
The ability to compile and organize facts and information and to comprehend and apply new and/or unfamiliar information to different situations and settings
The ability to learn, understand and interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations
Skills enabling you to work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, through leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others, to the success of the team
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.