Students from the Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management are exceptionally prepared to thrive in Canadian politics. They arrive at their practicum ready to deliver a high quality of work, while also offering new insights about the practice of politics. In my experience, they are uniquely well rounded and hae well honed skills in communications, policy and advocacy that are beneficial to anyone considering taking on a student for their practicum. 

– Rob LeForte, Founder of First Lake Solutions

“Political Management isn’t just about learning the practical skills needed to work in a political office. It’s also about the opportunity you have as a student to learn how to think critically and find innovative and creative solutions to complex political problems. With the opportunity to grow local connections, be in a cross-partisan environment, and learn from amazing faculty, the experience in Political Management is one you do not want to miss.”

– Raghed Al-Areibi, MPM ’21

“The MPM was indispensable in expanding my network and broadening my political horizons. Prior to my current role, I had little experience working in Western Canadian jurisdictions. However, I was able to lean on my MPM network to help build relationships with key stakeholders and better grasp local politics. Now, I feel much better equipped to take on my coast-to-coast-to-coast responsibilities.”

– Alanna Sokic, MPM ’23

“The MPM program was pivotal in not only aiding my entry into reputable establishments like CHG but also equipping me to spearhead transformative projects at places like ISED. The collective wisdom of professors and peers from the program continues to influence my trajectory. If given a choice again, the MPM program would still be my pick.”

– Adam Khimji, MPM ’20

“This unique program brings political players and new talent together, with big benefits for both. Our intern brought real value from her first day on the job, and a year later she’s earned herself a permanent government relations job with the organization.”

– Gabriel Miller, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

We were very pleased to benefit from a Clayton H. Riddell Political Management student. The professional, non-partisan approach to assisting us as a child well being focused organization gave us valuable insights into how best to engage with the public policy and political management process.”

– Elly Vandenberg, World Vision Canada

“The MPM program prepares students with invaluable practical skills that allow them to step into a job ready to go from day one.”
– Alex Kohut, Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

Providing a placement position for a Riddell Political Management student has been a positive and valuable experience. Our organization was strengthened by the skills the MPM student brought to the team.”
– Rachel Gouin, Child Welfare League of Canada

“I have had excellent success with two interns from the program. They were well prepared for the public service world, and they were equally keen to learn new skills and accept direction.”
– Michele Austin, Summa Strategies

“The Masters of Political Management program supported my career growth by not only providing an amazing in class experience that honed my skills. But through the programs cross-partisan alumni network and various in-class speakers I was able to expand both my network and understanding of the Canadian political landscape.” – Hardave Birk, MPM/15