The near-endless number of career options attracted Alice Pantovic to project management.
The Master of Project Management teaches you to see project management as a field rather than just a job.
I work in an architecture firm as a communications manager, and I decided that I needed a qualification to reinforce my work experience in project management methodologies. Though it’s been challenging to study for a master degree while working full-time, the connections I’ve made with my classmates have helped me maintain motivation throughout the degree. Small class sizes really help with making closer connections to people with similar interests.
Project management professionals work across various projects at different stages of the project life cycle. In my own career, I’ve worked in construction and government infrastructure, and I can see that there are many more avenues I can explore.
I’ve especially enjoyed the diverse range of assignments I’ve worked on in the degree – I still love the sense of accomplishment I feel after handing in an assignment. I’ve been able to apply a lot of what I’ve learnt in the process of completing my assignments into my career, too.
Cities of the future will need innovative solutions to support population growth and urban sprawl. A key focus will be on liveability, including greener and larger public spaces, flexible commercial spaces and more efficient public transport. When I graduate I hope to continue my work in the field and take on projects that are challenging but also rewarding.