This program does a really good job of teaching you practical skills that you can translate to different areas. The assignments are what you do in industry. And at Sydney there is a way to learn both the theory and tools.
I’m quite impressed. When I signed up for this master program I was accepted to five schools around the world. And I knew I wanted to work in the Pacific. I put a significant amount of research into this decision and it’s all worked out.
I’m happy I’ve gotten this training, because these are things you need to know to hit the ground running. International Development work isn’t for everyone; there is a lot of politics, lobbying and governance stuff, yet there is a real degree of appreciation for that in this Faculty.
Right now I’ve got four projects in three countries. I work for Habitat for Humanity; they’re an NGO that does affordable housing initiatives and I work in the international department doing water, sanitation, health grants, resettlement, education and female household empowerment. It’s really diverse work, and this master helped me find it.