University hosts forum for career changers

18 MAY 2021

University hosts forum for career changers

Charles Sturt University will host a free Future Careers and Work Forum for working professionals and postgraduates next week.

  • Third session in University’s Future Careers and Work Forum is on Wednesday 26 May from 6.30pm
  • Free session to focus on how working professionals and postgraduates can step into a new career with confidence
  • Session includes speech from renowned keynote speaker, interactive Q&A and option to choose one of 10 breakout sessions featuring industry experts

The third interactive online session in Charles Sturt University’s Future Careers and Work Forum is on Wednesday 26 May from 6.30pm.

The series provides prospective students with the opportunity to explore their postgraduate study options, with this session focusing on how individuals can step into a new career with confidence.

Charles Sturt alumnus and high-performance leadership coach Mr Richard Day will host the event, and globally renowned speaker Ms Holly Ransom will give its keynote speech.

The event will also include an interactive Q&A session with the pair and the choice of 10, 30-minute ‘breakout sessions’ on a range of topics, such as marketing, IT, engineering, education and health.

Charles Sturt Executive Director in the Division of Students Mr Shawn Walker said, “Our Future Careers and Work Forum continues to be an empowering series where we are seeing increased engagement from a variety of stakeholders around re-imagining their own future of work.

“The ‘Stepping into your new career with confidence’ session is aimed at giving people the confidence to challenge themselves to engage in or think of an alternative career path. 

“We have a range of high-quality courses and graduate certificates to inspire people to take that next step in their careers.

“The pairing of Richard Day who is a Charles Sturt University alumnus, alongside Holly Ransom will break down those mental and social barriers to inspire everyone to take that next step with confidence.”

The keynote address by Ms Ransom, specialist in disruptive strategy and advocate for social and economic inclusion, will focus on the theme ‘troublemakers and trailblazers’.

“We need more people asking better questions, finding new problems to solve, and exploring uncharted territory,” Ms Ransom said.

“The only way we are going to lead in the future is to work together, at the edge of what we know."

The online forum is between 6.30pm and 8.00pm on Wednesday 25 May. Registrations are available online.

Attendees will be able to select one of the following breakout sessions: applied digital marketing; career GPS workshop; civil engineering; cyber security, IT and data science; environment and sustainability; inclusive education; health; Master of Paramedicine; postgraduate research and the PhD, and social work and human services.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews, contact Rebecca Akers at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0456 377 434 or news@csu.edu.au

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