Life after SSS

Career Prospects

SSS graduates find work in a variety of sectors, depending on the issues to which they want to apply their sustainability knowledge. Graduates can expect to be competitive for jobs in:

  • the public sector, working for governmental bodies or agencies,
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the local, national, and international level,
  • mulit-national organisations like development banks or the United Nations, or
  • private sector businesses or consulting, in which there is growing demand for practicing sound sustainability practices.

Recent graduates have worked at The Nature Conservancy, Cities for People in Montreal, and more. 


Graduate school and beyond!

The SSS program also provides an excellent foundation for further study at graduate level, and a good starting point for students wishing to pursue careers in academia.

For example, recent graduates have gone on to graduate programs or research positions at Harvard, Simon Fraser,  working as a research scientist at Hong Kong University.

McGill's Career Planning Service (CaPS) has excellent information on starting job searches and looking into graduate school. See more at the CAPS website.

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