Dr. Sophia Protopapa on social skills at the "Rebels Unread" colloquium

26 April 2021, 12:15 pm

Rebels Unread

Dr. Sophia Protopapa, Director of the Hellenic American College Career Development Office, gave a talk on social skills and employability in the online colloquium Rebels Unread, organized by the Hellenic American Union and streamed live on April 20, 2021.

During her presentation, Dr. Protopapa stressed the key role that education plays in fostering the social skills needed for personal and professional advancement. As a successful case-study of this role in practice, she pointed to Hellenic American College’s own undergraduate employability program, which includes a four-year plan of individual career counseling sessions, workshops, opportunities internships, and career fairs.

In the words of its organizers, the colloquium was intended to spark a public dialog on the state of education and life-long learning in Greece today. Among the key themes explored in the colloquium’s six sessions concerned ways in which Greek society can create a reservoir of knowledge capital to foster entrepreneurship and economic and social development.

Keynote speakers at the event included Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Efthimios Vidalis, President of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, and Leonidas Koskos, President of Hellenic American University and Chair of the Board of Directors of Hellenic American Union.

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