Make your mark: Choosing the right global development graduate program

An excerpt of the webinar “Make you mark: Choosing the right global graduate program.” Career Account members can watch the full recording below. 

When it comes to global development, an advanced degree is no longer just a bonus but is, in most cases, a requirement for the job. The demand for specialized skills and knowledge is impacting hiring decisions in global development and, as a result, many professionals from the sector are considering going back to school to get the qualifications that could advance their career.

Increasing interest in the sector means that more schools are offering courses and degrees related to global development, but with so many to choose from it can be difficult to know which type of degree will fulfill your educational and professional goals. That’s why, earlier this year, Devex spoke with recruiters and professionals from the development community to find out their perceptions of the top degrees. In this exclusive webinar, Alan Robbins, partner and head of global partnerships with Devex, shares insights from our study of over 1,500 graduate degree holders.

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.

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