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Julia Drydyk

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Hon. Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services – ‎Ontario Public Service

Year of Graduation
2015

Prior Education
York University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Political Science and Women’s Studies

Prior Experience
Project Coordinator, Public Interest Strategy & Communications

MPP Summer Internship
Intern, United Way Toronto & York Region, Research, Public Policy & Evaluation

Why did you choose the MPP program?

Choosing to attend SPPG was one of the best decisions I could have made for my career. One of the best parts about the program was both the fact that it is a two-year program, allowing me to really delve into building different skill sets and learning about issues I wouldn’t have normally had the opportunity to work on. The course work was challenging, but the skills and knowledge that I gained were of immediate value in the workplace. The program provided me with a range of quantitative, communication and research skills that have been invaluable in my current work. Beyond the nuts and bolts of the curriculum, the program also offers some of the best faculty and colleagues one could imagine. Professors and students were engaged, cared about their work and created a challenging yet supportive learning environment. I wouldn’t trade my experience for the world!