“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