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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22. Katy Schneider

I graduated with a Masters in Development Practice in 2011 focussing on the Community Development stream. I found this course to be very well-run and comprehensive, with the right mix of practice and theory. These subjects I studied incorporated real-life projects and industry experience within the community sector. UQ also gave me the opportunity to undertake a paid internship to further practice the skills learnt during the course, and to gain further experience. The degree also helped me to build my networks, which assisted in me securing a job within the field after graduation. I am currently working in a community development role within a non-profit organisation, and also in a research capacity within a large disability service provider.