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Surviving (and thriving) in a technical career for a lifetime, or, how did a Psychologist become a Chartered Engineer?

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“Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years? 25 years?” It’s a popular question asked by career advisors, career counsellors, future employers, HR consultants, etc. How do you approach such a question? The truth is many people have no idea, and yet from that position many successfully build a long term career. How does that happen? Especially, given the recent economic turbulence, how do you build a lifetime career in uncertain times?

Valory began her long term career as a graduate in Psychology. 25 years later she is a senior technical professional in IBM and attained Chartered IT Professional and Chartered Engineer status. She will discuss her career experiences and observations throughout this journey with an emphasis on providing insights to help young women and young people in general to start planning their own career.

Expect an interactive session, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.

This talk is part of the Women@CL Events series.

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