A master's in public health provides a well-rounded education in areas like health policy, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology and biostatistics. When combined with an international concentration, it's great preparation for a global health career. Here are seven different career paths to consider.
Global leaders like United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and former head of the World Bank Robert Zoellik hold a master's in public administration and a master's in public policy, respectively. Here are three key skills MPA and MPP graduates bring to global development jobs.
As graduation quickly approaches for university students around the globe, many aspiring global development professionals are asking themselves: What’s next? Here are eight of the most common questions we hear from soon-to-be grads, along with our answers.
May graduation marks the newest group of individuals looking to launch or further their careers in international development. In between studying for finals, defending a thesis and sending out commencement invitations, here are six things soon-to-be grads should do right now.
As specialized university programs pop up for internationally minded professionals, a degree in international development has become just one of many academic paths to a high-level job in development cooperation.
The field of global development places a high value on education and credentials. But pursuing an advanced degree is expensive and time-consuming, so it's one of the bigger decisions you will make in your career. Here are 8 things you should consider before diving back into the books.
Recruiters polled in the recent “Devex Career Trends in 2015” survey identified a Master of Business Administration as the second most in-demand degree, right after a master's in international development. So what do MBA graduates offer global development?
There is a heavy focus on tri-sector collaboration — or bringing together business, government and civil society actors — to solve development dilemmas, but little on how to prepare people for that kind of dialogue. Ann Florini, professor of public policy at Singapore Management University, explains why it's time to change that.
What if you don’t speak a second (or third) language? Is it necessary to learn one if you want to pursue a career in global development? Here are six questions to ask yourself before attempting to learn another language.
Can strong professional experience compensate for the lack of an academic degree — or vice versa? We asked a group of top recruiters in global development.
Foreign language skills can give you an edge as you’re applying for international development jobs or consulting gigs, and they may even affect your pay. Here’s a look at some of the most sought-after languages.
International organizations are increasingly looking for job applicants with specific skill sets, giving job seekers with specialized degrees a competitive edge in the hiring process. To meet this demand, Georgetown University has developed three graduate degree programs for professionals aspiring to enter the global development landscape: Emergency and Disaster Management, Urban and Regional Planning, and Global Strategic Communications.
Rated the most "in-demand" degree two years in a row by global development recruiters in a Devex survey, a master's in international development is a popular choice for graduate students. So, what is it about this degree that will help set you apart? Devex spoke to three leading schools to find out what their programs have to offer and why a graduate degree in international development is still the number one pick.
Housed within the American University Kogod School of Business, the master's in sustainability management is a program offering students an education at the intersection of business administration, environmental science and public policy. Devex’s Kelli Rogers sat down with admissions director, David Green, to discuss what this new program offers, who makes a successful student and tips for getting in.
From MBAs and MPAs to MAs and MPPs and beyond, picking the right graduate degree to further your global development career can be daunting. As part of Grad School Week, we brought together experts from three different programs in a special webinar to explore some of the options available and discuss how each can prepare you for the kinds of roles you seek. Watch the recording to help guide your graduate school decision.
Online degrees are popping up everywhere and can be a great solution for cash-strapped students, busy professionals traveling the globe, and people living in countries where there are fewer brick and mortar school options. But will an online degree help you get a job in development? Devex spoke to three recruiters to get their take.
How do you break into agriculture work in development? Chuck Chopak, vice president of technical services at DAI and Anne Mbaabu, head of markets and harvest management for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, share their own experiences.
To make real change in the world always takes new ideas. Whether you are looking to select a graduate program that builds your skills in innovation and entrepreneurship — or if you are currently a grad student trying to get the most from your program — here are seven steps from Duke University alumna Preeti Prabhu, to help make innovation work for you.
Applying for funding can be as involved and complex a process as applying for graduate school. Here are some tips on how to finance your graduate education from Stephanie Alt Lamm, associate director of the master of international development policy program at Duke University.
Want to work on global development issues in Asia? Consider pursuing your graduate education in the region you hope to work. Khong Yuen Foong of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore talks about his move from Oxford to Singapore and the unique perspective programs like his give students.