March 26 | Making Career Decisions: The pressure to find your passion.

Join us for the first Connect and Develop talk of 2024 as we question if there is an over-emphasis on ‘passion’ when making career decisions.

Making Career Decisions: The pressure to find your passion

In today’s world, we are presented with infinite opportunities which can be both exciting and overwhelming. Are practical considerations or curiosity enough or should we feel deeply passionate before making a move?

Whether you’re a professional looking to make a career decision, a new graduate applying for your first full time role or a student trying to nail down your major this webinar is for you. Take away practical tips for evaluating your options in a pragmatic way.

Event details

  • Date: 26 March 2024
  • Time: 12.15pm - 1pm NZT
  • Location: Zoom
  • Register: Register online


Speaker: Sarah Liu - Founder & Managing Director, TDC Global.

Sarah Liu is the founder and managing director of The Dream Collective, an Asia Pacific (APAC) top 10 diversity and inclusion consultancy, which works with the world’s leading multinational companies to attract and advance diverse talent into their workforce.

Born in Taiwan, raised in New Zealand, studied (and won professional eating competitions!) in Japan and built her career in Australia. Sarah is a true global citizen with deep market knowledge, business networks and commercial understanding. 

Sarah has been recognised as a University of Auckland 40 Under 40 Business Leader in 2021, awarded one of the Most Influential Asian-Australian in 2019 and nominated as 100 most influential women in Australia. She represented Australia in the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance for 3 consecutive years and has presented on global platform UN Women and at the Women in Tech Global Summit. 

MC: Liudmyla Beraud - Career Development and Employability Consultant at the University of Auckland.

With a background in occupational therapy and education, Liudmyla is a keen explorer of all things career development, coaching, and positive psychology.

She views careers as ever-evolving self-expression projects, integrating core values and strengths to make a lasting impact. She encourages her clients to make decisions and take action towards sustainable, rewarding, and value-based careers.

 A firm believer in lifelong learning and purposeful growth, she is currently pursuing a Master of Education part-time and completing her ICF coaching certification. 

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