Daniel, graduating 2016
I think the most important part of the University of Sydney is its location in a multicultural environment. Of course the academic recognition is also valuable, but the location of the University allows students to live and develop in a multicultural society. International students are key because they allow you to find out about the situation in their countries, and to discover the similarities between our countries. Its valuable for creating a global network.
The world is not about one region, its a global effort.
Preetika, graduating 2016
"I've never been one of those people who knew exactly what they wanted to do, so for me the degree was good because it was so general. In that sense, it allowed me to explore everything. It exposed me to a number of industries that I hadn't considered in the first place and wouldn't have associated with sustainability. I also think it's important that people don't underestimate how much others are willing to help you out. No question is silly and if you need help, ask for it."
Carlos, graduating 2016
"I really liked the wide spectrum of disciplines and subjects we could take. As I come from a finance/consulting background, it was important for me to take classes to my field, but also to integrate the more technical knowledge within Sustainability. In addition, the capstone project was definitely a major highlight of the program, particularly being exposed to a leading organisation in Sustainability in the private sector."
Melanie, graduated 2015
"The big picture for me is the understanding that there are no silos. If you're interested in doing something that's going to achieve change then you need the social and community engagement aspect, but you also need to understand the environmental and economic aspects as well. Basically, I believe that everything, society, the environment, business, government, should be considered when attempting to tackle some of the big issues we are faced with today."
Scott, graduating 2016
"The reason I chose the program over others in NSW was because the Master of Sustainability takes a broad approach. [It] gives you the freedom to choose your own path. The capstone project is really effective in understanding the practical applications of sustainability [and] helpful in transitioning you into the workplace. There are lots of stakeholders and so many moving pieces not like in a classroom where things are black and white. The capstone gave you the exposure to that."
Amira, graduating 2016
"The capstone project allowed me to broaden my professional network and forced me to improve my networking skills. It enabled me to express myself more confidently and articulate my ideas, I can disagree with someone and have a constructive conversation about it. I'm more confident to speak my mind. I feel like I've experienced great personal growth, and professionally, I feel a lot more ambitious and motivated by my work and knowledge capacity to keep improving to eventually be a professional in this field."
Richard, graduated 2013
"My studies have changed my outlook, in terms of how society interacts with the environment and how society views itself. It's given me a completely different perspective. I was accepted into another degree (pharmacy), but I was more interested in the environment and the bigger picture and sustainability is the thing of the future it's the growing thing."
Nishadi, graduated 2014
"The Capstone has allowed me to put theory into practice and get a glimpse of the challenges we'd face in the workplace, outside of our academic bubbles. I never thought I'd be taking up a capstone related to Education, but I'm glad I've stepped into an unfamiliar field and learnt much from it (and felt very fulfilled at the same time)."