Are You Ready 2013

‘Are You Ready?’, the Official Careers Fair of the University of Moratuwa organized by the Rotaract Club of the University of Moratuwa in collaboration with the University Career Guidance Unit was held in December, 2013. With its first leap in 1998, over the years ‘Are You Ready?’ has become the biggest and the most fascinating event of the Rotaract calendar and one of the most prestigious events in the University. This year, DIMO joined as the Strategic Partner, whereas Brandix served as the Platinum Sponsor and Mobitel as the Gold Sponsor for the whole event. Rtr. Sumudu Herath and Rtr. Himantha Alahakoon were the co-chairpersons of ‘Are You Ready? 2013’.
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CV Clinic

CV Clinic‘CV Clinic’ was held on 08th of October, 2013, two months before the rest of the Are You Ready? line up, focusing on the preparation of a killer CV. Being a newly introduced session to Are You Ready? this year, it’s objective was to equip the undergraduates for the Are You Ready? Careers week scheduled for December.

The session was sponsored by the Millennium IT was also conducted by professionals from the Human Resource Division of Millennium IT. The participants were also given the opportunity to get their own curriculum vitae checked and corrected during the session. Rtr. Anushka Abeyrathne and Rtr. Sameera Gunarathne co-chaired the session.

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The Engineer’s Forum

Engineers' Forum‘The Engineers’ Forum’ was held on Tuesday 17th December, 2013, as a panel discussion among the leading engineering professionals from the corporate sector on the current and future engineering issues in the country, as well as the world. The prime objective behind this session was to create a platform for the University undergraduates to identify and discuss various aspects of engineering problems encountered in the world.

The panelists who took part in the event were, Mr. Dinesh Saparamadu, Founder and CEO of hSenid Group of companies, Mr. Rasantha Hettithanthrige, Senior General Manager of Engineering and Operations at Mobitel Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Wijith Pushpawela, Chief Operating Officer of Siemens Division of DIMO PLC and Mr. Jason Jebanesan, Global Partner Manager of hSenid Mobile. The discussion was led by Rtr. Dulitha Wanniarachchi, one of the senior members of Rotaract Mora. This session was sponsored by hSenid Mobile and was co-chaired by Rtr. Ishara Paranawithana and Rtr. Dimithri Abeygunawardhane.

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The Criterion

The Criterion‘The Criterion’ was held on Wednesday, 18th December, 2013 with the objective of educating the undergraduates on developing the skills that are necessary to succeed in the professional arena.

Presentations were made by Mr. Chandika Mendis (Global Head of Engineering) and Mrs. Chandi Dharmarathne (Director of Human Resources) of Virtusa Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Jayantha Fernando and Mr. Jagath Peiris of Global Talent Coach and Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. The presentations were also accompanied with live demonstrations of interviews on the stage, focusing on the attire, body language and the social skills that are essential as emerging professionals and the common mistakes possible during an interview. The Criterion, was sponsored by Virtusa Pvt. Ltd and was co-chaired by Rtr. Lovindu Wijesinghe and Rtr. Thilini Perera.

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YouTMFocusing on personal branding and development of professional networks, the ‘YOUTM’ was held on 19th of December, 2013.

This session was conducted by Mr. Dhananjaya Rajapaksha, CEO of Brandix Casual Wear, Mr. Ahmed Aslam, Finance Manager TAO of Ceylon Tobacco Company Ltd and Mr. Thiagarajah Selvamoorthy, Production Scheduler of CTC in the form of a workshop. YOUTM was sponsored by CIMA and was co-chaired by Rtr. Amitha Dissanayake and Rtr. Lochana Ranaweera.

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The Flagship Day

FlagshipdayThe most waited session of the ‘Are You Ready?’ line up, ‘the Flagship Day’ was held on Friday 27th December, 2013 at the University premises, providing the opportunity for the final year undergraduates to face real and mock interview sessions. More than 70 interview panels from around 50 recognized companies and more than 600 final year undergraduates took part in the event.

The opening ceremony of the flagship day was graced with the presence of prestigious guests from the University of Moratuwa, the Chancellor: Vidya Jothi Prof. K.K.Y.W. Perera, the Vice Chancellor: Prof. A.K.W. Jayawardane, the Deputy Vice Chancellor: Prof. R.A. Attalage and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering: Prof. U.G.A. Puswewala. The President of Rotaract Mora in 1997/1998, Past Rtr. Prasanna Karunarathna was also appreciated and recognized for his contribution in initiating the first ‘Are You Ready?’ in 1998. Dulan Nakandala headed the company co-ordination with the support from the fellow club members.

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The DE & G

DINING ETIQUETTE & GROOMING‘The Dinning Etiquette & Grooming Workshop’ (DE & G) was held on Monday, 30th December, 2013 at the Bougainvillea Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel. The main intention of the event was to instill imperative soft skills in the soon-to-be graduates such as polite and professional social behavior, social manners, dining etiquette and personal grooming.

The session was conducted by freelance HR consultant, Training facilitator and Executive coach, Mrs. Manusha Weerakkody. The programme flourished from 5.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. While capturing scenic experiences participants also gained a capsizing capriole through the session, not only a perfect prowess of grooming and a great blazonry of dining but also a captivating dinner. DE & G was chaired by Rtr. Chamara Herath and Rtr. Buddhi Herath.

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