Macquarie University – Make it Happen Forum

Bernie Mitchell to Speak at 2013 University Careers Forum: Make it Happen: transition to work with disability

Event Date: 25 September 2013

Now in its fifth year, this joint initiative of the University of Western Sydney, University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of Technology Sydney, University of New South Wales and the National Disability Coordination Officer Program, will be held at Macquarie University on 25 September 2013. The Forum is advertised to students in universities in NSW and ACT.

The objective of the Forum is to provide students with the inspiration, knowledge and strategies to undertake a successful transition to appropriate and satisfying employment. There are over 1400 students with a disability registered at Macquarie and this number is expected to rise to over 2000 by next year. The sharpest rise is in the area of mental health and depression.

Bernie Mitchell will attend the Forum as a guest employer, along with IBM, Woolworths and the ATO to share some of his experience and insights with the students.

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