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EDIC KEDITH / ELSA Thessaloniki: Two-Day Career- Careers 2Day.

March 20, 2022 | Europe Direct, Europe Direct Announcements, Events

Η ELSA (European Law Students' Association) is an international, independent, non-profit and non-political association aimed at law students, trainees and young lawyers and is the largest independent network of law students and young people. lawyers in the world. THE ELSA Thessaloniki is the local branch of ELSA International in the city of Thessaloniki for the last 21 years, having undertaken the organization of various actions and competitions of legal content, in order to cultivate in the young lawyers a multifaceted and mature legal concept.

The emblematic event that traditionally contributes the most to the legal and social upgrading of our Association is the «Two-Day Career - Careers 2Day». The Two-Day Career is a two-day event organized annually by ELSA Thessaloniki and is aimed at Vocational training (Professional Development) students, informing students about the career prospects they can pursue after graduation, as well as providing effective and specialized guidance on labor market entry requirements. 

This year's Two-Day Career ELSA Thessaloniki was organized with the support of the European Information Center Europe Direct Thessaloniki (KEDITH), which we warmly thank for the valuable help provided to us during the implementation of the event!

In particular, the first day of the event, which took place on Friday, 18 March 2022, at the premises of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, was addressed exclusively to students of the Law School of AUTh. and included a number of talks regarding different professional careers that a young lawyer can pursue. The goal of this day was the enrichment of the professional perspectives and choices of the new Lawyers, through ttheir information about whatrequirements, training conditions, working conditions and challenges of all kinds alternative legal professions.

Below are the topics of the speeches that took place on the first day of the Two-Day Career, as well as the persons who, as prominent in their field, enriched with their scientific and cognitive background the organization:

  • Video message about him "Role of Education in the development of a Lawyer": Mr. George Moschos, First Assistant Advocate for the Rights of the Child,

  • The Consul's Occupation: Mrs.. Sibylla Bendig, Consul General of Germany in Thessaloniki,

  • The Profession of the Criminologist: Mrs. Anna Kasapoglou, Criminologist, Secretary of the Chair of the Court of Appeal of Thessaloniki, Lecturer in the Postgraduate Program of the Open University "Criminological and Criminal Approaches to Corruption, Economic and Organized Crime",

  • The Profession of the Social Worker: Mrs. Niki Gonda, Social Worker, Coordinator of the “Re-Generations” Program of ARSIS,

  • The Profession of Lawyer: Mr. Ioannis Trasanidis, Lawyer, President of the Association of Practitioners and Young Lawyers of Thessaloniki (Ε.Α.Ν.Δι.Θ.).

Η second day of the event, which took place in Saturday, 19 March 2022, in a conference room of the hotel Holiday Inn Thessaloniki, aimed at preparing all students / three of each School of the city for the demands of the modern labor market, through conducting a series of experiential and interactive Workshops, regarding the cultivation of soft skills and the proper preparation for obtaining a job. The Workshops which were organized, were divided into two (2) Circles, with individual, different themes.

Below are the themes of the Circles Workshop that took place on the second day of the Two-Day Career, as well as the professionals who assisted in their perfect conduct:

  • Vocational Orientation Lecture: Mrs. Stevi Tarlantezou, Key Account Manager and Career Counselor, LABORA,

  • 1th Workshop cycle entitled "Soft Skills in the Workplace" contained the following topics:

  1. Managing stressful emotions in difficult times: Mr. Anthony Montgomery, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Macedonia,

  2. Enter your developmental zone - Embrace your leadership skills: Ms. Calliope Γόρη, Business and Executive Coach, Adult Trainer,

  3. EQ - Empathy: Mrs. Peggy Karagianni, School Psychologist, MSc, PhD.

  • 2th Workshop cycle entitled "Preparing for the Labor Market" contained the following topics:

  1. Writing a Curriculum Vitae and Motivation Letter: Mr. Theodoros Panagiotopoulos, Senior HR Consultant, Human Value,

  2. Personal Marketing: Mrs. Sofia Panagiotidou, MSc., MA, PhD researcher, Career Counselor Liaison Office, Acting Head of Department of Studies,

  3. Interview Preparation: Ms. Nikoleta Papadopoulou, Junior HR Consultant, and Mrs. Eudoxia Keramarou, Junior HR Consultant, Deloitte.

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