Back to school: Figuring out which postgraduate degree is right for you

By Kate Warren 10 November 2015

In an exclusive webinar, “Back to school: Figuring out which postgraduate degree is right for you,” Devex discussed the complexities of choosing a graduate school program with Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, executive director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and Ronda Ansted, career coach of Be the Change Careers.

To succeed in a global development career, you’ll likely need a master’s degree. While knowing you need to pursue a postgraduate degree may be a given, deciding when and where to study is a more complicated question.

In a Devex exclusive webinar, “Back to school: Figuring out which postgraduate degree is right for you,” we discussed these questions and more with Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, executive director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and Ronda Ansted, career coach of Be the Change Careers.

Both Mezzera and Ansted agree that gaining professional experience before heading back to school is crucial.

“To really make a difference, make an impact, you need to be doing on a day-to-day basis things you love to do,” Ansted said.

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Kate Warren@DevexCareers

Kate Warren is the senior director and editor of careers and recruiting content at Devex. With more than a decade of international development recruitment experience working with international NGOs, consulting firms and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.


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