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.
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 .
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 senior drug and alcohol counsellor and assessor (forensic/community) at Odyssey House Victoria.