Career Development

In a global workplace where “business as usual” no longer exists, what makes your profile stand out?

One of the things that I’ve come to really appreciate at the Munk School is the degree to which there’s a willingness by the professors to play an active mentoring and supporting role with students.

MGA Student, Class of 2014

Organizations are recruiting for positions that did not exist 5 or 10 years ago, and a list of new job titles will emerge over the next decade. Career planning around an unpredictable job market is not impossible — it demands an understanding of how to get the essential skills and experiences you need for the career goals you want to accomplish.Through our MGA Career Development workshops, students learn to hone their talent and acquire the tools they need to succeed. From identifying their career plan, to networking and project development, our integrative approach ensures graduates are armed with the experience and strategic agility necessary to build a career and thrive.

Crucially, you gain, refine, and know how to market your skills and experiences to a future employer.

The MGA Career Development Workshop Series

equips students with crucial technical and professional skills for the workplace; please see examples of our workshops in the right-hand column.

The MGA Practitioner Series

brings practitioners from various sectors to present their expertise and views on current issues in global affairs for intimate discussions with our students. Past talks include:

Arif Lalani, Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
What’s So Special about UAE: A Model for Enlightened Accelerated Behavior?

Ben Rowswell, Canadian Ambassador to Venezuela
Direct Diplomacy: The Internet, Citizens and Global Affairs

Samir Saran, Vice-President of the Observer Research Foundation in India
India First: Modi’s Approach to Foreign Policy

Yasunori Nakayama, Consul-General of Japan
Japan’s Security Policies

Don Tapscott, Best-selling author
Macrowikinomics: Rethinking Government, Democracy and Global Problem Solving for the Network Age

Dr. James Orbinski, Physician, Writer and Humanitarian Activist
Rapid Health Assessment and Decision Making in Political and Humanitarian Emergencies

The MGA Career Week

is an annual student-led initiative that connects students with globally- oriented employers in business, government, civil society, and international organizations to showcase the talent, dynamism and strategic value of MGA students.
For this year’s panels and speakers, please see

A Look At MGA Career Development Workshops

Year One - Fall Semester

Core Skills and Global Internship Preparation

Workshops that build the core skill sets needed to secure your ideal internship abroad.

  • Building a Value Proposition
  • Resume Writing
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • Networking
  • Social Media Strategy

Year One - Spring Semester

Succeeding During Your Internship

A series that develops essential communications tools for working internationally.

  • Presentation Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Excel
  • Tableau
  • Grant Writing
  • Writing Policy Briefs

Year Two - Fall Semester

Redefine Your Value Proposition

Workshops that provide a platform for shaping your career before graduation.

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Communications
  • Global Job Searches
  • Job Interviews

Year Two - Spring Semester

Propel Your Career Forward

Workshops designed to provide the skills you need for the first five years following graduation.

  • Careers Across Sectors
  • Working with the Media
  • Creating a Start-up
  • Building a Financial Model