Participating in the MPP program has been the best career decision I’ve made so far.
I currently work for Sustainable Prosperity, a green-economy think tank in Ottawa. We conduct research to inform environmental policy in Canada, and promote the use of market-based instruments as a tool to achieve a more competitive and sustainable economy. As a Research Associate, I participate in a wide range of research tasks including framing and scoping relevant environmental policy issues, analysing the effectiveness of environmental policy tools, communicating our research results, and engaging with stakeholders.
I found the MPP program to be particularly helpful to give me the skills for my current job. Policy analysis, policy problem framing, research methods, and writing (briefs, memos, executive summaries, reports, and slide decks) are skills I use on a daily basis. I have always had a strong interest in environmental policy, but the MPP program was the springboard that I needed to launch my career in this area.