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I have been asked to write an article about how to have a better resume for applications within the International Development sector. I have written this article many times as I very much like to share what is important and critical information that applicants must show in their CV when applying to help recruiters review […]
This is the third blog post in a series by the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice program at the University of New Hampshire. Read the first one: Masters Students Apply Learned Knowledge to Help Communities and, the second one: Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice: Classes and Professors. […]
Learn About the Classes and Professors of the Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice Program at the University of New Hampshire. The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice is a unique, hybrid degree program that offers both in person classes on campus during 3-week summer terms and interactive online […]
Life serving or working as an international aid worker will be the most challenging and rewarding job that you will probably end up accepting throughout your career. Peaks and valleys is the best way to judge a potential scenario for yourself, while operating in the field. I got my start, in the international development field, […]
Projects around the world help those in need while master’s degree students apply newly learned knowledge and skills in their chosen communities Those with the passion and desire to have a greater impact in their communities need the critical knowledge and proven skills to effect the changes demanded by today’s rapidly changing world. The Master […]
I work with development for 9 years. I give lectures about defining yourself as a development professional. I even wrote a book about how to get a job in international development. The number one question I get, regardless where I am is how do I get my foot on the door? Or something along those […]
I had travelled independently for several years without too many plans. Just sort of wandering around, visiting the sights, meeting other travellers, and enjoying the freedom that comes with solo travel. Over the years I had experienced a lot of wonderful things and met some great people but, as the months wore on, I started […]
Why volunteer abroad? Our time is one of depleting natural resources and of imminent consequences of human induced climatic changes. In our present day world getting a decent job seems to be harder than ever, access to services fulfilling basic human needs denied to billions and human rights negotiable. A pretty grim picture, huh? But […]
International development is a multi faceted field. A great many talented young (and not so young) people, at least flirt with the possibility of engaging in it professionally. With the exception of a few students that have studied with economists, educators, health care professionals and the like, who have also worked for development agencies, most […]
Why I Decided to Write This Book After several years of teaching and managing programs and institutions in Canada and the US, I worked for many years in various capacities on development initiatives across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It became obvious to me over that part of my career that most people, in […]