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.
The broad nature of a master's in international relations or affairs makes it a popular choice for professionals who want to have the flexibility to pursue different career paths within global development. To help you decide if it's right for you, Devex spoke to professionals with this degree to find out what they thought of their education and how it prepared them for this career.
A master's in international development provides a broad view of the issues and players impacting the sector, providing a number of career paths. To help you decide if it's right for you, Devex spoke to professionals with this degree to find out what they thought of their education and how it prepared them for their careers.
A Master's in Public Health is the go-to degree for anyone interested in pursuing a global health career. Earlier this year, Devex asked development professionals for their thoughts on their education and all of the respondents who held an MPH said their degree was worth the investment in time and money. Here is what else they had to say about the MPH.
Sarah Schwepcke knew that a master's degree was necessary to succeed in the competitive global development job market. Now country manager for GIZ and supporting their projects in Tunisia, Schwepcke tells us how her postgraduate studies in international affairs and business helped build the theoretical knowledge and practical skills she uses on the job every day.
Berry Tushabe completed the two-year master's in international development policy at Duke University. Tushabe, who now works in UNIDO based in her native Rwanda, reflects on how her graduate experience helped broaden career opportunities across the global development sector.
What graduates need to know now, and in the next 15 years, if they want to work in global development is not the same as in the past. Claire Somerville, executive director of gender studies at the Graduate Institution of International and Development Studies in Geneva, shares five key trends graduate students should know to prepare for their careers tomorrow.
A Master of Public Policy and a Master of Public Administration equip graduates with the tools and skills to tackle complex situations and create solutions for real-world problems. Many programs even specialize in international development. We talked to graduates with either degree to hear how they feel about their education and subsequent careers.
Results from an independent evaluation by Innovations for Poverty Action of Village Enterprise's ultra-poor graduation model show that cash transfers should be coupled with training, mentoring, and access to financial services.
As part of Devex's third annual Grad School Week, this webinar brings together admissions experts from some of the top universities to share their tips for application success to help you navigate the world of graduate studies.