MA in International Affairs / Carleton or uOttawa
I decided to post here because I am uncapable of taking the decision by myself. I have read some similar questions here but they were dating from 2012 or so, and I would like more accurate opinions and information.
I just finished my degree in communication, and throught my last year I have decided that I would to go in the International affairs (more precisely I would eventually like to be a consular agent for Global Affairs). I thus decided to start a master and since I completed my degree in uOttawa, I felt normal to go to same university for my master. However, after discussing with some poeople, they asked me if I had considered Carleton, and their program do seem interesting, and maybe more established. In 2012, uOttawa’s program was fairly new but that it’s been more years, I would like to know which one is better, or maybe at the end they are quite the same?
Both have international opportunities and the coop program. They both have affiliations with the government. Carleton seems to have a better reputation but that I’m not sure.
I speak fluently French and English, although sometimes I am shy to do presentation so maybe doing it in French would stress me a bit less. I lived 1 year in England and I worked there as a waitress and au-pair, and I completed my last semester in Spain, so I also have an advanced level in Spanish (I am learning Arabic but I am unsure if this is relevant or not).
I don’t have any experience with the government, but I will start a position with them in the communication department. I might keep the position while starting my master.
So, my question really is, if I choose uOttawa, will I be in disadvantage compares to those going to Carleton?