After completing his Business degree and spending eight years in a related career, David Kwame Arthur realised his true passion lay in counselling and pursued postgraduate studies.
“I studied my Business degree at VU. I was attracted to the industry experience embedded in the course, and in particular the Co-op year.
After graduating, I worked in employment services for eight years as a consultant and manager. I enjoyed working with people, but I really wanted to dedicate my career to helping others. So I approached VU and decided on postgraduate studies in Counselling.
What made my studies possible was the flexibility of the course to fit around my full-time work – as well as the openness and support from teachers and staff.
During my postgrad studies I was fortunate to get a work placement at my old high school in a counselling role focusing on student wellbeing. Studying postgrad, there are also great networking opportunities with classmates because so many of your fellow students have industry experience.
Now I work full-time as a drug and alcohol forensic counsellor and assessor at Stepping Up Consortium.
Two years ago my brother and I started Back on Track Initiative, engaging with at-risk and vulnerable young people through platforms such as music and sports. It’s just our way of paying it forward.”
David’s VU journey
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