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Personal and Career Development

You want a career related to politics. In our department, you can gain fulfilling personal and work experiences. See below the many opportunities that you can find in our courses and beyond.

Courses

See our course description for more information on:

  • POLS-3990. Practicum in Government and Politics
  • POLS-4920. Public Service Management Internship Practicum
  • POLS-3920. Public Service Management Internship Seminar
  • POLS-4880. EU Study Abroad Program
  • SOCS-4000/GART-4000. Mentorship and Learning

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a service-learning opportunity that builds teams of students and connects them with local partners. As an ASB team member, you will engage in meaningful community-driven service and critical personal reflection. 

Bystander Initiative

The Bystander Initiative is a UWindsor initiative to end sexual violence.  

Career Development

Job search, interviews, résumés and career exploration are all critical skills for your future.  No matter what program you are in, our Career Development Office is ready to help you build a brilliant future.  

Co-Curricular Record (CCR)

The Co-curricular Record details students activities, as well as the corresponding skills that have been gained from each activity. The CCR complements a resume and allows students to showcase their skill development and leadership experiences to potential employers and graduate schools.

Entrepreneurship

Do you want to learn how to open your own business? You can sign up to one of several EPICentre programs to learn more about this exciting career possibility and get the support and resources you need to explore owning your own business!

Exchange

The University of Windsor has developed a broad range of student exchange partnerships with other universities and post-secondary institutions around the world. Currently, we have a variety of programs in a variety of countries, involving many different partner institutions, including every continent except Antarctica. Students who participate in one of these exchanges invariably report that it is the single most valuable part of their university experience.

LEAD Scholars Program

Demonstrate your capacity to be engaged with your community, including your sense of leadership, engagement, application, and discovery in our FAHSS LEAD Scholars program.  Sign up and participate today to start earning your LEAD Scholars medallion at convocation!

Ontario Universities International (OUI)

Ontario Universities International maintains partnerships with universities in Jiangsu province (China), in the region of Rhône-Alpes (France), in the state of Baden-Württemberg (Germany), and in the states of Maharashtra, Goa and the New Delhi Region (India). OUI works to assist students across Ontario with short-stay to one-year exchanges from virtually every academic program offered in Ontario universities. Learn more about the many exciting opportunities offered by OUI.

Outstanding Scholars

Do you have a strong GPA? Do you love to do research? Do you want to work and be mentored by a professor in your academic discipline? Learn more about what it takes to be part of our Outstanding Scholars Program!

Student Government

The University of Windsor offers three levels of student government including the University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA - for Undergraduate Students), Graduate Student Society (GSS) and the Organization of Part-time University Students (OPUS). You can join clubs, societies, participate in student-run events or become elected as a student representative.  

Walls to Bridges (W2B)

Walls to Bridges (W2B) is the Canadian adaptation of the American program, Inside-Out, which partners universities with correctional institutions. This partnership, which involves the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in Ontario, offers university credit courses to university and incarcerated students inside jails, prisons, and community correctional sites. All students who successfully complete a W2B course receive a university credit.