Get Involved

The suite of Political Science alumni programs below provide an avenue for professional development for our students and give alumni an opportunity to engage with the Political Science Department by sharing knowledge and experiences in the work force. You can participate in our Leadership Lunches, our One-on-One Mentorship program, the Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program, or the Explore It program.

Leadership Lunches

Designed for students who want to get a sense of what they can do with their political science degree, Leadership Lunches invite POL graduates who are now successfully established in a variety of sectors to sit down for lunch with current students. Learn More

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Political Science Alumni Mentorship Program

The Department of Political Science Mentorship Program is designed to help third- and fourth-year Political Science students. For more information, please email

Backpack to Briefcase (b2B)

The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for Political Science students to understand their education in a broader context – opening discussions with alumni, faculty members, staff and peers about life after graduation. Alumni are invited to speak to students at career panel discussions, sit-down mentorship meals and networking events to offer encouragement and career advice as they embark on a new stage of their lives. Get Involved

Explore It

The Explore It program connects second-year Political Science with successful alumni of their academic program who host informational interviews in their place of business. The Explore It program was launched with the Department of Political Science in 2012 and is currently being coordinated with POL 214Y, a Canadian Politics Course.

Explore It alumni hosts make a distinct and meaningful impact on students by interacting with them at a crucial time when they have questions about where their degree will take them and what it will really mean to graduate in their field. Get Involved