Unlock Your Potential

Master of Public Policy

Where bold thinking energizes change.

Many MPP students are seeking to launch or accelerate their career in public policy. We offer a comprehensive and dynamic approach to career development to support you in achieving your career goals. From identifying a career plan to perfecting your marketability to a range of employers for a successful job search, we ensure graduates can build career connections and thrive in a challenging job market.

  • One-on-One Career Coaching Sessions
  • Strategic Resume Writing
  • Networking For Success
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Practice Interviews
  • Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Stress and Time Management
  • Leadership Development
  • The School of Public Policy Research Assistantships
  • Career Fairs
  • Professional Luncheon Series
  • Participate in Case Competition

In addition to our in-house professional development and career support, students will gain access to additional services offered by UCalgary's Career Services and their platform Elevate. Through this web enabled tool you can view and apply for job opportunities, schedule interviews, sign-up for events and career coaching appointments and access a range of career development resources.

MPP Mentorship Program

Expand your network before you finish the program by connecting with our active MPP Alumni through the UCalgary Mentor Link. Alumni provide Graduate Students with encouragement and advice to assist in achieving academic and career goals. Through this initiative, Alumni offer professional and personal development advice while providing insight about their academic and work experience.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentoring mentored, or mentoring, contact sppcareers@ucalgary.ca


The Faculty of Graduate Studies has partnered with multiple organizations on and off campus to provide you with information about a wide range of valuable resources, workshops, courses and activities in a single location.

Off Campus Networking Events

Make meaningful connections and learn from leading policy practitioners through a range of opportunities to engage with community leaders, senior public policymakers, journalists and politicians. Graduate students are invited to events across Calgary where policy leaders discuss a variety of public policy issues. In the past, students have attended forums such as the Enbridge Research in Action seminars, C.D. Howe’s ‘Essential Events’, Young Women in Energy forums, Chamber of Commerce and Calgary Economic Development speaker sessions involving individuals such as former Alberta Premier, Rachel Notley, City of Calgary Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, and ATB Chief Economist, Todd Hirsch. Students have also volunteered with organizations such as Equal Voice and the Calgary Leadership Luncheon.


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