Spence Programme (MTP) First Session
The first session of this programme was held at the College House.
Forty students from Faculties of Arts and Science will be trained
by Mr. Rohan Pandithakoralage of Aitken Spence Group. The training
will be conducted at both the University of Colombo and the Aitken
Spence training centre. Following areas will be covered in the programme:
Self Awareness, Team work skills, Time Management, Communication
Skills, Interview Skills, Business Ethics, CV writing, etc etc.
[2004-08-18] Aitken Spence Programme (MTP) Inaugurated
The inaugural session of the Aitken Spence Programme was held
at the Senate Hall, University of Colombo. The vice chancellor,
Prof. Tilak Hettiarachchi, Registrar, Dean/Science, Dean/Arts and
Mr. Rohan Pandithakoralage (Director / HR, Aitken Spence) were among
[2004-06-23] Freshers Awareness Programme
New comers to the Faculty of Science were addressed by the Director
on 23 June 2004 at the King George Hall, Faculty of Science.
Students were given a demonstration about the web page. Students
can directly access to the important websites through the links
given in the main page to learn time management skills, presentation
skills, CV writing skills, etc. Please visit the website for more
[2003-12-01] English for Careers
The 2004 program was started with 250 students selected out of
790 applicants from Faculties of Arts, Science, M&F and Law.
The enthusiasm for this programme was a clear reflection of their
willingness to learn English. The 2003 course was started in February
and finished in Octobe.
[2003-11-12] Freshers Awareness Programme
This was a repeat of the seminar on November 2nd.
[2003-10-29] Employable You” First Session
The first session of the program for selected 80 students was
held on 29 October 2003 at Faculty of Management and Finance. CEO
of HSBC Mr. Mark Humble attended the first session. The selected
undergraduates (80) will go through a series of career related structured
workshops through a period of 3 years. This will include development
of communication skills, team work, presentation skills, CV writing,
facing interviews including mock interviews, change of attitude,
time management, etc. They will also spend few days at HSBC centres
as part of the training.
[2003-10-15] “Employable You” Introductory
The introductory session of the “Employable You” programme
was held at the New Arts Theatre (NAT) for all the second year Management
and Finance Students.
The session was addressed by the Dean, Faculty of Management and
Finance (Mr. Pradeep Randiwela), Deputy CEO of HSBC (Mr. S. Piyarathne),
AIESEC Coordinator (Mr. Adam Gieniusz) and Director of Career Guidance
Unit (Dr. K. M. Nalin de Silva). After the session, approximately
470 students handed in their applications for the program and 80
students were selected by interview which was held at the Faculty
of Management and Finance on 18 October 2003.
[2003-10-02] Freshers Awareness Programme
New comers to Faculties of Management & Finance and Arts were
given a Career Awareness Seminars on 2 October 2003 and 12 November
2003 respectively. The importance of developing transferable skills
such as intellectual skills, organizational skills, communication
skills and inter-personal skills are highlighted. The change of
attitudes of students towards the cooperate sector was also stressed.
[2003-08-18] “Employable You” Programme Inaugurated
This program is organized by the Career Guidance Unit in collaboration
with AIESEC and HSBC. The AIESEC is the largest student organization
in the world and involves in developing youth leadership. The Acting
vice-chancellor and the CEO of HSBC , Mr. Mark Humble participated
at the inauguration ceremony at the UCSC auditorium, University
of Colombo. This event was given the media coverage by the MTV.
The programme is designed exclusively for second year undergraduates
of the Faculty of Management and Finance.
[2003-07-29] Sri Lankan Airlines Training Programme Award
The training programme conducted by Sri Lankan Airline for undergraduates
from Faculty of Management and Finance was concluded on 24 April
2003. Twenty students were selected from 400 applicants to undergo
the training at Sri Lankan Airlines training centre and 12 students
were awarded with certificates at a ceremony held on 29 July 2003
at the College House. Prof. Tilak Hettiarachchi, Vice Chancellor
and Mr. Sunil Dissanayake, Head of Human Resources of Sri Lankan
Air Lines, and officials of CGU were also participated in the event.
[2003-07-23] Personal Career Mentor Programme Third Phase
Third phase of the Personal Career Mentor Program was started.
In this programme group of 15 students was assigned to a mentor
who is an experienced senior executive from the employment sector.
Mentees were provided a 12 week long training on all career-related
aspects (meeting once a week). The total number of applicants for
the programme was 580 and 250 students from faculties of Management,
Arts and Science were selected for the programme after a short interview
conducted by members of the Academic Staff. This programme was coordinated
by Rotary Club of Colombo Down Town.