Where can your degree take you?

That’s a question we can answer. With the help of data from more than 15,000 Faculty of Public Affairs graduates, our Career Paths site can help you choose a program that best suits your career aspirations. We can also tell you about some of the surprising job opportunities you may never have imagined!

Meet our Distinguished Alumni

Our Graduates’ Employment Successes

Steven Orr PHD 2020 Contract Instructor, Carleton University
Angelo Bakoulas MA 2019 Consumer Health Products Canada
Douglas Fergusson MA 2019 Research Analyst at Space Strategies Consulting
Lashaunda Yates MA 2019 Junior Analyst at Global Affairs Canada | Affaires mondiales Canada
Patrick Clark PHD 2019 Post-doctoral researcher at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, on a project on rural livelihoods and rural development in Peru, from April 2020. He has also been working for a couple of years on a part-time basis doing monitoring and evaluation of a Canadian-funded rural development project through the Co-operative Development Foundation.
Julia Parsons BA 2018 Executive Assistant to MP Michelle Rempel Garner
Heather David MA 2018 Policy Analyst with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Megan Pickup PHD 2018 Policy Analyst, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Said Yaqub Ibrahimi PHD 2018 Contract Instructor Dept of Political Science & NPSIA, Carleton University. Current research: conflict resolution and international politics in Afghanistan and South Asia
Tyler Chamberlain PHD 2018 Over past year has taught courses at: Simon Fraser University; University of the Fraser Valley; Trinity Western University; Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Douglas College
Anna Gora PHD 2018 Postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway in affiliation with the following projects:
reconnect-europe.eu (since November 2018)
UNelected REPresentatives: The Impact on Liberal Democracy in Europe (UNREP) (starting November 1, 2020)
Rumya Nithiananthan BA 2017 Senior Program Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada
Scott Nordlund MA 2017 Policy Analyst at Transport Canada
Janice Freamo PHD 2017 Senior Policy Advisor, Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada
Daryl Kaytor PHD 2017 Manager, Federal Government Division
Ugur Yildiz PHD 2017 Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at Aksaray University, Turkey
Ajay Parasram PHD PECO 2017 Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Studies and Department of History, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Katie Catry BA 2016 Claims Analyst, Treaties and Aboriginal Government, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Michelle Cochrane MA 2016 Manager at Deloitte
Ayseagul Ergul PHD 2016 Analyst/Advisor, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Andrea Wagner PHD PECO 2016 Assistant Professor in Political Science Grant MacEwan University Edmonton Alberta
David Perry PHD 2016 Vice President, Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Julia Calvert PHD 2016 Lecturer in Political Economy – The University of Edinburgh
Jack MacLennan PHD 2016 Assistant Professor of Political Science, Park University, MO, U.S.A.
Courtney Lockhard MA 2015 Program Manager, Policy and Government Relations at the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada
Ryan McKinnell PHD 2015 Visiting Assistant Professor.   St. Francis Xavier University,  Canada
Hamed Mousavi PHD 2015 assistant professor, Department of Regional Studies, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran
Jean Morton BA 2014 Public Affairs Manager, Aga Khan Foundation of Canada
John Cappucci PHD 2014 Principle and Vice-Chancellor, Assumption University
Thomas Juneau PHD 2013 assistant professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa
Chris Rougier BA 2012 Partner and Project Director at the MPH Agency
Paul Piasko MA 2012 Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Canada
Nabarun Roy PHD 2012 Assistant Professor, Dept. of International Relations – South Asian University
Megan Malone BA 2011 Senior Associate, Infrastructure & Information and Communication Technologies, Export Development Canada
Anca Gurzu BA 2009 Reporter, POLITICO
David Coletto MA 2005 CEO, Abacus Data
Alex Usher MA 2004 President, Higher Education Strategy Associates
Chris Hunt PHD 2001 Advisor, Financial System Analysis, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Kiera Ladner PHD 2001 Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Manitoba
Serif Onur Bahcecik PHD Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations – Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
John Colman MA Associate Professor,  Ave Maria College, U.S
Alexander Duff MA Assistant Professor,  University of North Texas, U.S
Matthew Post MA Assistant Professor,  University of Dallas, U.S
Jonathan Wensveen MA Assistant Instructor,  University of Texas/Austin
Graham Howell PHD Government Administration, Government of Canada
Richard Baker PHD Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science – Brandon University
Alex Marland BA 1996 Associate Professor of Political Science at Memorial University
Alan Shain BA 1991 Multi-disciplinary artist and the Disability Arts Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts
Darrell Bricker PHD 1989 Global CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs
Navsharan Singh PHD 1998 Senior Program Officer, Women’s Rights and Citizenship Program, International Development Research Centre
Laurie LeBlanc MA
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Government of Ontario
Scott Reid BA 1985 Member of Parliament (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston)
Janine Brodie PHD 1981 Canada Research Chair in Political Economy and Social Governance, University of Alberta
Thomas Homer-Dixon BA 1980 The Centre for International Governance Innovation Chair of Global Systems, Balsillie School, University of Waterloo
Gillian Barth BA 1980 CEO, Care Canada
Alexandra Bugailiskis BA 1979 Assistant Deputy Minister for Europe, the Middle East and the Maghreb, Global Affairs Canada
Timothy Lane BA 1977 Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada


For Graduate Students: How to Build your Career Skills and Development

Carleton offers various workshops and programs to help graduate students build their career skills and development. Explore the centralized listing of professional development events and workshops, updated regularly. All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are welcome. Graduate Professional Development Calendar