In this section, examples of two job postings for each Faculty are presented. These are jobs that alumni from your Faculty have obtained after graduation, and represent a small fraction of the many types of jobs that your degree may enable you to pursue. Their main purpose is to help you connect your degree skills to those employers are seeking.
Select one (or both!) of the job postings provided and use the worksheet to
The Policy Analyst will design and analyze surveys, as well as extract, analyze and report secondary data that supports the policy functions of the organization. The Analyst will prepare briefs, reports, submissions and presentations, and provide policy advice and leadership to provincial committees and working groups, often working in collaboration with the HSJCC Network. The Analyst will maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant research studies, issues and trends impacting the health sector and identify common themes to prepare clearly articulated written analyses and short papers.
Duties and Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will:
What We’re Looking For:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
HOW YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE
WHAT YOU BRING
Target Market: Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharma, Academic research labs, Contract labs, Government installations, some clinical labs
Now that you have determined which skills the employer is seeking and that you possess through your program, the next step is to develop effective bullet points for your résumé that showcase these skills — in a convincing manner.
Attention to detail
Developed/implemented fundraising plan for community project
Assessed client fitness and developed treatment plan
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Designing systematic literature reviews
Presenting research results in a group
Proposal for robotic hand developed with 3 team members
Data analysis and problem solving
Project to remove bacteria from wastewater for assigned small town
Developed proposal to solve town’s landfill site overflow problem
Group project on Canada’s energy consumption with written report
Group project of predicting “fair value” of assigned company and presenting results to class
Accuracy/attention to detail
Developed program to handle company’s employee shift scheduling
Surveyed assigned wetland for groundwater contamination and wrote report
For support in verbally articulating these skills to prospective employers in an interview, refer to the Interviews section of Apply/Interview. You can also book a Résumé or Mock Interview appointment at the Centre for Career Development through WaterlooWorks.
Visit the University of Waterloo’s Find out More page to further explore the transferable and technical skills and personal attributes you are developing through your specific program.