Kaelen MacDonald (BA’18) was interviewed by The Coast for its Career Minded publication focusing on the realities of the job market. She reflects on unique experiences gained through the Costume Studies program and how she’s building her career.
Alex Mifflin’s advice to international development students: “Make sure that the other courses you’re taking are really related to something that you are really passionate about.”
For François Rancourt (BA (IDS)’03), his main career goal is simple: make tangible change in the lives of the people he works to support.
A pivotal moment for Caitlin Kealey was through the IDS Cuba Programs when she spent a semester at the University of Havana in Cuba during “The Special Period” – a time of economic hardship in the 1990s.
Colin Bent (BA’06) has traveled to 70 countries! This passion to experience the world and other cultures guided his choices in education and career. Bent works with the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and is based in Sarajevo, Bosnia managing programs that focus on protecting civilians in conflict affected countries.
Christopher Mathewson’s work took him from Afghanistan to Central Africa. To current students he suggests getting field experience outside of the classroom however they can.
For Megan Hancock (BA’12) strong intercultural communication skills are a must. She tells us how she formed these skills through IDS experience, including participating in the Cuba program.
The transformative power of play should not be underestimated when it comes to International Development. Tara Gilroy tells us why.
Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Hannah Ascough knew exactly what she wanted to do at Dalhousie University when she entered first year in 2013: graduate with a double major in honours International Development Studies and Creative Writing, a minor in French, and run on the Varsity Cross-Country team.