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“Employable You” Programme

“Employable You” programme was inaugurated on 18 August 2003. 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.

The introductory session was held at the New Arts Theatre (NAT) on 15 October 2003 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.

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.