Careers & Alumni

Meet our Graduates


Kent Schroeder

When Kent graduated from the University of Guelph in 2014, he was the first PhD graduate of a doctoral-level International Development Studies program in Canada. He worked as the Director of International Development Projects in the Business School at Humber College during his PhD and for several years afterwards. He is the author of Politics of Gross National Happiness: Governance and Development in Bhutan. Since 2019, Kent has served as the Executive Director of the Bhutan Canada Foundation.


Nafis Muntasir

Nafis completed his MSc degree in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics (FARE) and International Development Studies. After graduation, and with previous work experiences in Bangladesh, he started his career at the Mastercard Foundation, and is based in the Foundation's Toronto office. Following a one-year internship, he assumed a position as Analyst and was later promoted to Associate Manager. He currently works in the Impact team with focus on measurement and evaluation of market systems, research, and data analytics to support the Foundation's strategy to increase youth employment in Africa and Canada.

IDS Career Paths

Check out the 2017 report on Career Paths of IDS Graduates in Canada.

The report was a joint CASID/CCUPIDS project by Dr. Rebecca Tiessen (University of Ottawa) and Dr. John Cameron (Dalhousie University).

Career Resources

Co-operative Education & Career Services

Visit Co-operative Education & Career Services for resume building, interview preparation, career advice, workshops, and the Recruit Guelph job database.

Recruit Guelph

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IDS Alumni Listserv

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Alumni Affairs

Information on the services and benefits offered to alumni, upcoming events, and opportunities to stay connected with your college and the university.

Alumni Affairs