For the meanwhile, I am meeting only friends and their referrals for individual career planning. These sessions are not for profit. They usually come to me with some unresolved questions and are pondering on some career decision making. Depending on the issues brought into sessions, these can be times of career counselling or coaching. Supported these practices are the acknowledge acquired in my PhD research and the counselling skills learnt in the Master of Social Sciences in Counselling.
Upon request, I conduct career workshop and develop career training materials for institutes. Building upon my PhD study, I am planning to organising some meet-up sessions for young adults.
PhD Research: Career Switchboard
I undertook my PhD study at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE), the University of Melbourne. My research, the Career Switchboard, examines the career identities, social capital and decision-making process of young working women at their career transitions. With the help of 14 universities and organisations in Australia and Hong Kong, I collected over 200 online surveys and interviewed about 40 women aged 25 to 34. I am at the stage of writing up my thesis, but this pursuit is currently on hold for personal reason. I am planning to resume the study in 2018, the earliest. For me, this PhD study has never been a lone project but an opportunity to engage and serve the communities. I am very grateful for this experience and treasure every step on this journey.
For my PhD study, I received the following scholarships:
Melbourne International Research Scholarship
Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship
Melbourne Graduate School of Education Travelling Scholarship
I presented at these conferences:
Journal of Youth Studies Conference 2015
Career Development Association of Australia Conference 2015
Gender and Education Conference 2014
Melbourne Graduate School Student Conference 2013
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