I am a Career Development Practitioner (CDP), a role in which I apply my career development knowledge, as well as my transferable communication, listening, critical thinking, language and cultural, creative and technological skills to assist, support and guide clients towards meaningful and sustainable educational and employment pathways and outcomes.
My approach is thoughtful, empathetic, strategic and based upon strong interpersonal skills. I am reflective, analytical, detail-oriented and place importance on both process and client experience and results. I am equally comfortable and adept working independently and on teams and am a collaborative and supportive colleague and human services professional.
In addition, I am an experienced teacher, researcher, writer, editor and program/grants coordinator. I am fluent in English, French and German.
Please learn more on my LinkedIn profile; I would be pleased to provide you with additional information and I look forward to connecting.
Areas of Interest and Experience:
* Facilitation * Teaching * Workshop Design and Delivery * Career Assessment *
* Career Advising * Employment Services * Labour Market Information and Research * Academic Planning, Advising and Coaching * Curriculum Design * * Program Coordination, Management and Evaluation * Admissions and Credential Evaluation *
Teacher; Instructor; Program Coordinator; Program Manager; Student Employment Officer; Research Assistant; Writer; Editor; Translator
YWCA/WorkBC Vancouver South (2017-2018); Delta School District #37; University of British Columbia (UBC); New Westminster School District #40; Virtual Essentials; Fern Hill Publishing; HRSDC Canada
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Career Development Practitioner | Career Advisor and Facilitator | Teacher
BA | B.Ed| MA (CDP)
"Guiding students and clients to inquiry, information and discovery on their educational and career pathways."
- L. Szabo
"If current trends continue, young people can expect to work in up to 15 jobs over the course of their careers...what are your options? Let's find out!"
- L. Szabo
Teaching | Facilitation and Workshops | Career Assessment Career Advising | Curriculum Design | Academic Planning, Advising and Coaching | Labour Market Information and Research Program Coordination and Evaluation | Admissions and Credential Evaluation
"Discovering the place at which passion, purpose and productivity meet...where values and needs intersect."
- L. Szabo
Inspiration and Motivation:
"Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
- T. Roosevelt
"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
- Joseph Campbell
“Only when the poet and the scientist work in unison will we have living experiences and knowledge of the marvels of the universe as they are being discovered.”
- Anaïs Nin
Certified Career Development Practitioner (CDP) (2017):
"There are jobs, there is work and there are careers. And then there is vocation. Most of us experience jobs, work and the trajectory of a career. Not all of us are so lucky as to find a calling or to discover our vocation--or to have the luxury of following it--but we all have values, skills, interests, needs, gifts and talents. And most of all, we all have hopes and dreams. Those hopes and dreams deserve to be respected and cherished, even as we seek to find a place of both need and remuneration in the world for what we have to offer."
- L. Szabo
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