Development Practice Student and Graduate Profiles

The Development Practice suite of postgraduate Programs is very fortunate to have a rich and vibrant student community with students from many different countries and cultures. Our Alumni share some of their experiences about studying Development Practice at UQ.

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21. Sarah Stamp - Australia

What was the best thing about your Development Practice program?

  • When I signed up for the MDP program, I wasn't sure of how I wanted to apply my degree but the diversity of interesting courses allowed me to explore my interests while determining the direction of my career. The program provides a solid mix of theoretical education and practical training and skills development to equip students to enter many different fields of employment.

What did your study lead to?

  • After graduation, my immediate cohort of program colleagues took up employment and project work all over the world across a variety of sectors including resources, health, human and social services and environmental protection, working for governments, not-for-profits and private sector multinationals. This degree gives you the tools you need in your toolkit to hit the ground running after graduation.