Professors Mike Dockery and Julia Richardson will share their insights into today’s prevailing career trends and how to navigate the employment landscape to forge a career that’s both rewarding and sustainable.
They will be followed by Madi Stirling from Curtin’s Future Student Engagement team who will give an overview of postgraduate options at Curtin that could help you on your career journey.
A Q&A panel discussion including all three speakers will round out the formal proceedings. Attendees will have some networking time at the end of the session. The event is ideal for those who are looking to climb the corporate ladder and those who find themselves at a career crossroads.
About the keynote speakers
Professor Mike Dockery
Professor Mike Dockery is a Principal Research Fellow at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. His research traverses a range of issues in applied labour economics including education and training, Indigenous socio-economic outcomes, subjective wellbeing and housing. Professor Dockery is also on the editorial boards of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics and the Journal of Happiness Studies. His talk will explore some of the myths and truths about the changing nature of work.
Professor Julia Richardson
An internationally recognised career expert and associate editor of two top tier academic journals, Professor Julia Richardson has won multiple awards for her research and teaching. Her current research examines the future of careers, career sustainability and career shocks, changing work practices and work-life balance. Her work is regularly featured in local, national and international media, including her recent book ‘An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life’ (2018), which has been ranked as a top resource for business executives. Professor Richardson will discuss ‘career shocks’ and how to manage them.