Our event “Our Life in the UK” took place on Saturday 3 November 2018 in London and among other speakers, Mr. Dimitrios Alafouzos, who is a Chartered Certified Accountant and President of AHEPA, spoke about Professional Life & Development in the UK.
The outline of his talk follows.
- Essential starting point
- Evidence of skill and ability
- But not proof!
- Often employers consider extracurricular activities
- Learning a subject is part of the picture
- Degree content
- University ranking
- Difference between trade and profession
- Due care
- Integrity / Ethics
- Training and Practice
- Professional Judgement
- Box ticking is nowhere near enough!
- Continuous Development
- Avoid obsolescence
The Order of AHEPA
- Founded in Atlanta, in 1922 to Greek immigrants assimilate into the American society.
- Mission: To promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of:
- Civic responsibility
- Individual excellence
- Spread across the Globe – London Chapter is part of the European District
- Members do not have to be Greek but
- No politics in the Order!!
Conclusion – Q&A
- Get your academics right
- Train as a professional
- Practice and use judgement
- Get involved!