Dear all friends,
I have just finished my draft essay for the application for Australian Award Scholarship. Please kindly help me to correct this version as this is my first experience.
Thank you so much for your kind help.1-How did you choose your proposed course and institution?
opportunity to become a leader in the development field
My professional goal as development consultant is to enhance my knowledge in international development. To attain this goal, I intend to expand my knowledge in the field of development by pursuing a Master for International Development.
My choice for the two preferred university courses that include Master of International Development at the RMIT university and Master of Development Studies at the University of New South Wales is driven by the desire to gain knowledge and skills that will help me influencing positively the development agenda within my current area of work. Coupled with the face that Cambodia is working its way in realizing its development agenda, capacity development for human resources working in these areas are required. My professional career in the field of development has been enriched by the work experience gained at World Vision Cambodia, Caritas Cambodia and International Development Enterprises. Those experiences convinced me on the path I am taking of pursing further studies in international development and evaluation.
The rich education and professional reputation that characterizes Australia universities is what also drove me to select the above courses and the respective universities. With the Australia's growing interests in participating in development matters in Cambodia and around the world, I intent to be at the center of these promising relationship and help foster progressive research and policy formulations in the areas of development. Studying these program courses and especially on the Australia Award scholarship shall provide me with the network and skill base that I need for this task.
With more than thirteen years of work experience with national and international non-governmental organizations in the field of development with a variety of development sector such as education, health, agricultural and economic development, water sanitation and hygiene, gender, disaster and climate change, I fully understand the vital role of aid assistance in overcoming poverty and enhance human wellbeing.
In conclusion, I have decided to choose these Master programs because I strongly believe that the strong course structures and learning methodologies at these universities will present opportunities to influence development of my country and for me to build up my career to become a leader in the development field with a wide range of development agencies such as the United Nations, World Vision Australia, Oxfam, Plan International and Save the Children etc.