This is one in a series of testimonials from Political Science and International Relations graduates and how they've put their degrees to work.
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Holly Bondy began her studies at the University of Windsor in 1999 and finished with an honours degree in Political Science and French in 2003. During her time at Windsor, Holly took her education well beyond the classrooms on campus, completing an exchange year in France and, as part of a development seminar conducted by World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a summer in West Africa. Following her graduation in 2003, Holly took the skills and interests she developed at Windsor and headed to Toronto for a year-long internship at Queen’s Park through the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme, assisting several MPPs from both the government and the opposition, traveling to other legislative bodies and meetings to gather information, and meeting with various public and private officials on policy matters. This internship gave her the experience necessary to earn a North American Mobility Grant and travel to Washington, DC, for a semester of study at American University and an internship at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), an international NGO specializing in democratic development.
Afterward, Holly returned to Canada to complete her M.A. in Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa and followed that up by pursuing a new passion for teaching with a B.Ed. from the University of Toronto. She is currently a teacher with the Toronto District School Board and working hard to share her knowledge and experiences with her students. Holly said her B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Windsor opened “a world of opportunity” for her, and prepared her well for internships, grad school, and a teaching career.