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Masters Students Apply Learned Knowledge to Help Communities

Masters Students Apply Learned Knowledge to Help Communities

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 […]

September 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
A guide on entry-level access schemes: the good, the bad and the ugly

A guide on entry-level access schemes: the good, the bad and the ugly

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 […]

July 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Behind the Book: The Underground Guide to International Volunteering

Behind the Book: The Underground Guide to International Volunteering

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 […]

June 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Volunteering: Helping Others While Giving A Deeper Meaning To Your Life

Volunteering: Helping Others While Giving A Deeper Meaning To Your Life

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 […]

May 20, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Thoughts on Choosing a Career in International Development

Thoughts on Choosing a Career in International Development

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 […]

May 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Behind the Book: Choosing a Career in International Development

Behind the Book: Choosing a Career in International Development

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 […]

April 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Masters Students Use Applied Project to Help Local Communities

Masters Students Use Applied Project to Help Local Communities

The Master of Arts in Community Development Policy and Practice prepares individuals for advanced policy- and practice-oriented work in sustainable development both in the United States and in developing countries. A unique feature of the program is an applied field project that students conduct in their communities over a fourteen-month period with full faculty support. […]

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Interview with Eric – SolidarMed hiring team

Interview with Eric – SolidarMed hiring team

  Eric, can you give a short introduction about SolidarMed? SolidarMed is the Swiss organisation for health in Africa and improves health care for 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Moçambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SolidarMed strengthens and expands existing medical services sustainably and meaningfully by concentrating on five thematic focal areas: Protecting mothers, children and newborns Combating infectious […]

February 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Making an Impact in Your Community: Applying What You Learn in the Classroom to a Real World Project

Making an Impact in Your Community: Applying What You Learn in the Classroom to a Real World Project

Have you wanted to make positive changes in a community you’re passionate about? In our master’s program, you will apply classroom learning to real-world challenges by addressing a specific problem in your community. Engaging key stakeholders, you design, implement, and manage your project over four terms with guidance from our experienced field practitioners. The valuable lessons learned during […]

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
List of International Development Job Websites

List of International Development Job Websites

Here is an extensive list of job websites for people looking for a job in International Development. This list was the result of a public question on the Facebook goup International Development Jobs for Young Professionals.   List of websites with International Development jobs Those are the TOP websites: UNjobs: job vacancies in United Nations and International […]

January 27, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More