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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Me? A Policy Leader for the Government of Canada?

I got an interesting e-mail from NSERC today that the Government of Canada is recruiting policy leaders that would manage and develop policies and report to ministers and senior officials. The requirements are quite high for the position. You must have a graduate degree or a law degree by Dec. 31, 2006 (not me) and "must have received a graduate level scholarship or a graduate level distinction; examples include the Trudeau, Rhodes, Fulbright, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) scholarships, and Governor General’s Gold Medal". That's quite the demand! Rhodes scholar? Governor General's Gold Medal? As a job requirement? Strange....

So, I found the website for this job posting. It seems interesting enough. You get the chance to tell the Government what to do! Then you look at the salary and it's $55,000! HAHAHAHA! Ok, well, it's the starting salary, but given the requirements they demand, that's not very high. My intern yearly salary (if I could be a full time intern at MSR) is almost twice that :p. Hey, I guess if you graduate from an arts program this would be quite tempting...

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Look at it this way: artsies have fun in school and get the girls, engineers do nothing but study for 4/5+ years. an engine can't run itself, ya gotta have someone to make it do something!! we'll still be your bosses : )

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