With the depth and diversity of knowledge acquired through the IDS programs, our graduates have thrived in multiple fields - both development-related (including overseas development project management, social justice advocacy, social work in Canada, etc) and non-development-related (including medicine, law, teaching, international commerce, and much more).
A good percentage of IDS students also go on to complete a post graduate degree in relevant fields. Our alumni have continued to express that the strong critical thinking, analytical, writing, and research skills emphasized by the IDS program are proven crucial in all career paths. The chance of working abroad (through our co-op program) for an 8-12 month period, along with the IDS curriculum, also provides our students with a critical world view and a global lens that is indispensable in today's employment market.
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