About

Dr Sujin is a lecturer in Professional Programs at Academy Division and is based on the Townsville campus.

After graduating with her master’s degree in counselling psychology, she worked for five years as a researcher and counsellor in South Korea. Sujin is a Registered Professional Career Development Practitioner. She joined Australia for her PhD degree and worked as a university tutor and research assistant for 2.5 years in Australia. She completed her PhD thesis in 2022: “Career orientations and values of young adults: Integrating protean and traditional perspectives”.

She is pursuing a scientist–practitioner model that requires a researcher to engage in practical activities and accumulate expertise both in research and practice areas. She seeks to provide connections between research and practice, assist students in being well-equipped individuals in their career development, and adequately helping clients’ career decisions and planning.

Sujin’s academic background is in counselling & vocational psychology and career development. Sujin’s current research focuses on career orientations, work values, and career counselling. Her recent article was published in Emerald in 2022: “New career” profiles for young adults incorporating traditional and protean career orientations and competencies.

Possible PhD Advisory Level: Secondary Advisor  

Teaching
  • ED5581: Theories and Assessment in Career Development (Level 5; ONL)
  • ED5583: Labour Market Information and the Future of Work (Level 5; ONL)
  • ED5584: Career Development Theories and Counselling Approaches in Practice (Level 5; ONL)
  • SC5200: Career Planning (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Consulting Editor at the Journal of Career Assessment
  • Regular reviewer for International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Research
  • Career development (including cultural differences and career assessment)
  • Career education and guidance
  • Career counselling
  • Vocational psychology
  • Career psychology
Teaching
  • Career development theories
  • Career counselling
Experience
  • 2023 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2022 - Counsellor, Mindcafe (Seoul)
  • 2022 - Professional Marker, James Cook University (Online)
  • 2019 to 2022 - University Tutor, Griffith University (Gold Coast)
  • 2019 to 2022 - Research Assistant, Griffith University (Gold Coast)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Counsellor and Researcher, Korea Youth Counseling & Welfare Institute (Busan)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Project Researcher, Korean Women's Development Institute (Seoul)
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2022 - Award of Excellence in a Research Thesis (Griffith University)
  • 2019 to 2022 - International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Griffith University)
  • 2019 to 2022 - PhD (Applied Psychology; Griffith University)
  • 2011 to 2014 - Master of Arts (Counselling Psychology; Ewha Womans University)
  • 2006 to 2010 - Bachelor of Arts (Public Administration, Psychology, Economics; Ewha Womans University)
  • 2007 - The Best Scholarship (Ewha Womans University)
  • 2006 - Excellent Personnel Award (Ministry of Education, South Korea)
Memberships
  • 2023 - Queensland Guidance and Counselling Association (QGCA)
  • 2023 - Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA)
  • 2022 - Korean Counseling Association (KCA)
  • 2022 - Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA)
  • 2022 - Career Development Association of Korea (CDAK)
  • 2013 - Korean Counseling Psychological Association (KCPA)
Other
  • 2023 - Registered Professional Career Development Practitioner (RPCDP)
Publications

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