Undergraduate Counselling

Students encountering administrative problems or seeking advice on the undergraduate program requirements, courses and enrolment procedures or any undergraduate related matter should contact:

Ms. Elizabeth Jagdeo
Student Coordinator (Undergraduate Studies)
Telephone: 416-978-0900
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 3027
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9 am to 12 noon (or by appointment)

The Department also retains an Undergraduate Advisor, who offers counseling in the following areas to undergraduate students and recent graduates in political science:

  1. Procuring internships
  2. Research opportunities in the Department
  3. Senior Thesis Seminar
  4. Writing resumes and CVs
  5. Job search strategies
  6. Post-degree academic and other training, including: evaluating graduate and other training programs; putting together an application package; writing statements of intent; asking professors for letters of recommendation; taking the GRE (the Graduate Records Exam required for most American universities); career opportunities after graduate school and other forms of post-degree training.

Undergraduate Advisor:
Dr. David Zarnett
Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 3007
Office hours: Mondays, 10-12 p.m.

Study Abroad

Students interested in studying abroad, or information on course equivalents from other universities should contact Professor David Cook, (

College Registrars

Students with problems of an academic or personal nature which cannot be resolved by the Department can obtain advice and assistance from their Registrar’s Office.

Career Counselling

The Career Centre is dedicated to helping students and recent alumni (up to two years) map out the career path best suited for them and putting them in touch with work opportunities. A personalized, student-centred web site provides 24-hour access to thousands of part-time, summer, full-time employment and volunteer listings. Students can also sign up online for career development workshops as well as industry focused career panels, resumes critiques, practice interviews and same day counseling. The Centre’s Career Resource Library contains valuable information on career development, further education and employment.

Students and recent graduates in political science are also urged to read Careers for Political Scientists, a resource guide for those seeking a career outside of academe.

Other Services

Additional services available to students on the St. George campus include: