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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Centre for Career and Personal Development host symposium at conference in Padua

In Autumn 2011 academics from the Centre for Career and Personal Development were invited to host a symposium at an International conference entitled:  “Vocational Designing and Career Counselling” at the University of Padua, Italy. 
A stunning venue, this is one of the earliest Universities in the world and the second oldest in Italy.  It still has the same rooms that Galileo knew when he taught mathematics and astronomy here in the early 1600s.
One of the keynote speakers at this well-attended event was Professor Mark Savickas.  Hazel Reid said, “He gave an excellent presentation expanding on his ideas about decision-making and career as part of life.” 
University of Padua
As Jane Westergaard, CCPD Senior Lecturer, observed after the conference: "I felt excited by the move towards career counselling as a broader concept.  The days of 'what do I want to do when I grow up?' are behind us.  Now the focus has to be on 'How do I manage my future effectively?” 
Rebecca Tee