Political Science at UWindsor

Andrew Drouillard

Andrew Drouillard, Political Science, WindsorAndrew Drouillard received his BA Honours degree in Political Science at the University of Windsor in 2011 with minors in Environmental Science and Classical Civilizations. During his undergraduate degree, Andrew took advantage of Windsor's many extracurricular opportunities on campus by serving on the Political Science AAU Council and by becoming president of both the Undergraduate Society for International Relations and Political Science (USIRPS) and the Conservative Association. These opportunities gave Andrew a wealth of experience in participating on decision-making bodies. He also highly valued his experience as a Mentor in the Mentorship & Learning Program, which he has constantly relied upon in the early stages of his career. After his third year, Andrew was fortunate to secure an internship in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and in his fourth year, an internship at the City of Windsor in the CAO's Office.

Andrew received an SSHRC scholarship to complete his MA in Political Science at the University of Windsor, where he was able to continue his extracurricular activities by serving on the FAHSS Dean Search Committee, the Graduate Student Society and the Dean's Cultural Fee Committee. He also completed a second internship at the City of Windsor, which he credits with supplying him the work experience needed to land his first contract at the Town of Tecumseh as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Staff Services/Clerk. The writing, analysis, and communication skills Andrew developed in the Political Science program were an important asset during his contract term with the Town of Tecumseh.

Andrew is currently employed as the Policy/Research Assistant in the Office of the Mayor at the City of Windsor. The strong research and writing skills the MA program provided have proven essential to his work in this position, along with the political acumen and relevant government experience gained from the many internship opportunities the University of Windsor provided. Andrew is continuing his education through the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario's Municipal Administration Diploma Program and currently sits on their focus group for the redevelopment of the Municipal Administration Program