A successful Career Guidance 1-day workshop on “Positive Thinking and Personal Development” for Final year Science Faculty undergraduates was held on October 21 at the Chemistry auditorium of the University of Peradeniya (UoP).
This was jointly organised by the Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya (AAUP) and the AAUP Colombo Chapter (AAUPCC).
Prof A.D.L. Chandani Perera delivered the ‘Welcome” address. UoP Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof S.H.P.P Karunaratne and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof Saluka Kodithuwakku highlighted the importance of CG workshops of this nature to improve soft skills of students and thanked both the AAUP and AAUPCC for organizing it. AAUP members and the AAUPC General Secretary Priyath Cabral and Treasurer Akmeemana participated.
The Resources personnel were Nivantha Kanuwana and V. Abeysinghe. The following topics were addressed in their presentation. How to brand yourself in the job market, interview facing skills, dining etiquette, innovation, creative thinking and stress management with music therapy. According to the feedback and comments, it was understood that the audience considered the training programme to be useful and of immense value for future job prospects.
The participants were awarded certificates. The programme was organized by the AAUPCC Chairperson of Student Welfare, Mrs. Sujatha Karunaratne, and coordinated by Prof Chandani Perera of AAUP.