Globalization and International Development (MA)

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you invest in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put his or her academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 7 out of 10 (a B+ average). Students begin their first work term after one complete year of study giving them a strong academic background to help them succeed on the job. You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

On entering their first CO-OP work term, our Globalization and International Development graduate students have successfully completed their first year of training and have taken courses in the following areas:

  • Micro- and macro-economics
  • The Politics of the policy process
  • Ethics and moral reasoning for public and international affairs
  • Democratic governance and public management
  • Research methods for public policy
  • Concepts and issues in international affairs
  • Globalization and governance
Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2StudyWork 2Study
3Study--

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 8-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2Work 2StudyStudy
3Study--
Examples of tasks at work
  • Assisting in the preparation of policy decks, and more
  • Helping in the policy consultation process
  • Preliminary research on strategic initiatives
  • Reviewing media coverage and analyzing public opinion
  • Writing briefing notes, summaries and reports
  • Writing profiles for media
  • Writing synopses of public opinion research
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