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Career Guidance Unit

The Career Guidance Unit of Sabaragamuwa University was established in April 1998 on the initative of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Sri Lanka. The Unit functions directly under the Vice Chancellor. We are located next to the Centre for Indigenous Community Studies.

Our Vision

Maximum employability of graduates with minimum waiting time period through proper guidance and improve qualities that enable them to achieve a successful future career.

Our Mission

Guide and facilitate undergraduates to improve qualities that enable them to be employed soon after graduation and to make sure a successful career development in the future.

Activities conducted by the Career Guidance Unit

Activities 2016

"Entrepreneurship Development Programme"

After the initiative programme which was conducted by NEDA (National Entrepreneurship Development Authority) and the Career Guidance Unit of the University, the second programme was held successfully on 8th & 9th December at the Faculty of Management Studies. The purpose of the programme was giving a practical exposure to the students in order to develop their business proposals writing skills. The programme was conducted by the resource panel of the NEDA.

"Outward Bound Training Programme (OBT)"

The 2nd OBT programme of the year 2016, successfully held on 1st & 2nd December 2016 at the Academy of Adventure at Belihuloya. This programme was held under the programme series of “Life Skills Development towards the Career Development”, launched by Career Guidance Unit of the University in order to give a practical soft skills experience to the undergraduates of SUSL.

"Creativity and Creative Thinking Development Programme"

For the purpose of enhancing the ability of creative and analytical thinking of the undergraduates, Career Guidance Unit successfully launched a programme series of “Creativity and Creative Thinking Development”. The initiative programme was successfully held for the Faculty of Applied Sciences on 24th November 2016 at the Faculty auditorium. The programme was conducted by Dr. Ranmalee Bandara, senior lecturer of the Faculty of Geomatics.

"Outward Bound Training Programme (OBT)"

Career Guidance Unit of the University successfully conducted an outward bound training programme at the Academy of Adventure at Kumbalgama, Belihuloya on 21st & 22nd September 2016. The OBT was held under the programme series of "Life Skills Development towards the Career Development" launching by the Career Guidance Unit of the University. Fifty five selected undergraduates were participated by representing the Faculty of Management Studies and Faculty of Agricultural Sciences for the programme.

"Entrepreneurship Development Programme"

Career Guidance Unit of the University successfully launched an Entrepreneurship Development Programme, collaboration with the National Entrepreneurship Development Authority (NEDA) Sri Lanka. The starting programme of 2016 was held on 06 September at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The programme was conducted by Mr. Lakshman Wijeyewardena, the Director of NEDA. The purpose of the programme is to promote entrepreneurship development among the SUSL undergraduates. The programme has been named as “Upadhidari Viyawasayaka Udanaya”. The pilot programme of this at SUSL was held successfully at last year for the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University.

"Career Guidance Services of the University" Introduction Programme 2016

Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka conducted a seminar series from 4th March to 6th April 2016 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, in order to introduce the career guidance services of the university for the new undergraduates. This programme was conducted parallelly to the orientation programme 2016, in collaboration with the Students Counseling Center of the University. Director, CGU Dr. P I Yapa and Career Advisor, Deepal Wijayasekara conducted the sessions.

Career Guidance for New Undergraduates

Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of the University successfully organized a guest lecture programme on "Career Guidance for New Undergraduates" with a collaboration of the Students Counseling Center of the University on 4th March 2016 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages. CGU Director of the University of Visual & Performing Arts, Mr. Ajith Jayewardane took part as the resource person of the programme.

Personality Development Programme

Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of Sabaragamuwa University successfully organized a programme in order to develop the personality awareness of final year undergraduates of the Faculty of Geomatics. The objective of the programme was to convey the ways of personality development of the target group by paying special attention on their future career development. This "Personality Development Programme" was successfully conducted in collaboration with the Faculty of Geomatics on 1st March 2016 from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Faculty of Geomatics. The resource person of the programme was Mr. Deepal Wijayasekara, Career Advisor of the University.

Relaxation Programme

Career Guidance Unit of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka successfully conducted a workshop for the undergraduates of the Faculty of Management Studies on ''Mental Relaxation''. The objective of the programme was to make aware the undergraduates regarding the mental relaxation towards a balance personality in their life. This session was entirely based on activities which allow them to sense the importance of mental relaxation. The workshop was held on 10th February 2016 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies of the University. The programme was conducted by Mr. Deepal Wijayasekara, Career Advisor of the University.

Grants Awarding of the Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Under the "Entrepreneurship development programme", L P Usgodaarachchi (Faculty of Applied Sciences) and M K L S Amarasena (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences) received entrepreneurship grants (Rs. 150,000.00 per undergraduate) on 13th January 2016 at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. This programme held under the entrepreneurship development programme named "Upadhidari viyawasayakathwa udanaya" organized by the Career Guidance Unit of the University in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in order to develop entrepreneurship skills and abilities of the undergraduates of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

 

Activities 2015

Certificate Awarding Ceremony of Entrepreneurship Development Programme

This Entrepreneurship Development Programme was conducted by the Career Guidance Unit of the University in the collaboration with National Entrepreneurship Development Authority (NEDA) Sri Lanka. The first progarmme was launched based on the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences as a pilot project. The certificates awarding of this programme was successfully held on 27th November 2015 at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

the same day the interviews were also conducted for the selection of the entrepreneurship grants, which are offered by NEDA, Sri Lanka, in order to hand the undergraduates to start their own businesses. The Interview was conducted based on the business proposals submitted by the undergraduates of Agricultural Sciences. The expected grant is Rs.150000.00 for each selected undergraduate.

CV Writing & Interview Facing Skills Development Programme

This progarmme was organized on 12th November 2015 from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm at the Faculty of Geomatics. The main objective of this programme was to develop the CV writing & Interview facing skills of the undergraduates of Faculty of Geomatics prior to their industrial placements. The programme was conducted by Mr. Deepal Wijayasekara, Career Advisor of the University.

The "Final Step"- Soft Skills Development Programme

The "final step" soft skills development programme, presented by John Keells Foundation in collaboration with the Career Guidance Unit of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka was held on 14th, 15th & 16th July 2015 at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. This soft skills development programme can be identified as a bridge, which fills-up the gap between employer expectations and job expectations of Sri Lankan University graduates. The major objective of this programme was to develop the undergraduates' soft skills level parallel to their University education. The inaugural session was held on 14th July 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages of the University. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chandana P Udawatte was the chief guest of this inauguration and the most significant feature was the enthusiastic participation of the students.

"Personality Development Programme"

Career Guidance Unit of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka and Image Consultants successfully organized a "Personality Development Programme" at Global Towers, Colombo from 8.30am to 5.30pm on 8th July 2015. The programme was sponsored by CEAT Kelani Tyres and facilitated by Image Consultants.

The programme focused on Personal grooming and best hygiene practices, Appropriate dress code, Social, business & dinning etiquettes and How to face an interview successfully. Selected 37 undergraduates by representing Faculty of Management Studies, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Faculty of Geomatices were actively participated for the programme. Director of Image Consultants, Mrs. Nayana Karunaratne and General Manager of Image Consultants, Ms Irushi Aluwihare were conducted the sessions.

"ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME"

Career Guidance Unit of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka initiated an entrepreneurship development programme named "UPADIDHARI VIYAPARIKA UDANAYA - 2015" in collaboration with the National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) on 4th & 5th July 2015.

The target group of this pilot programme was the final year undergraduates of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences who are interested to start their own businesses in their career endeavors. The programme was held successfully at the Auditorium of the faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

"Career Guidance for New Undergraduates"

Career Guidance Unit of the University successfully organized a programme on "Career Guidance for New Undergraduates" with a collaboration of Students Counseling Center on 21st 22nd and 23rd of April 2015 at the University. Mr. Ajith Jayewardane, Senior Lecturer of Sri Lanka Foundation took part as the resource person of the programme.

 

Activities 2014

"Career Guidance Seminar with the collaboration of National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA)

Career Guidance Unit of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka successfully organized a Seminar with the collaboration of National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) in order to develop entrepreneur skills of the undergraduates. The pilot program held on 18.12.2014 at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University. The target group was 3rd year undergraduates of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

"Signing MOU with People's Bank"

Career Guidance Unit of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka strengthened the relationship between people’s Bank and Sabaragamuwa University by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 10.12.2014 at Sabaragamuwa University.

Career Guidance Workshop on "Investment in Colombo Stock Exchange"

Career Guidance Unit of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, successfully conducted a workshop on "Investment in Colombo Stock Exchange" with the participation undergraduates of Faculty of Management Studies on 26th November 2014 at the Auditorium of Faculty of Social Sciences. The resource person was Mr. Hemal Weerasinghe – Manager and the officers of Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) - Ratnapura.

There was a special discussion between officers of CSE and the Dean of Faculty of Management Studies including Head of Department of Accountancy & Finance to establish a capital market information centre with online trading facility at the Faculty of Management.

"Oba Asirimath"

Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka successfully organized a workshop, titled "Oba Asirimath" on 11th & 12th September 2014 at the faculty of Applied Science, with a collaborations of Department of Manpower & Employment of the Ministry of Productivity Promotion and Ratnapura District Secretariat Office. "Oba Asirimath" is a personality development program towards the successful career development of the undergraduates.

"How to Minimize Your Exam Stress?"

Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka successfully organized a seminar on "How to minimize your exam stress?" for the first year undergraduates of the Faculties of Applied Sciences and Management Studies on 10th June 2014 from 4.00 P.M. to 6.00 P.M. at the Main Auditorium of the University. The seminar was conducted by Mr. Deepal Wijayasekara, Career Adviser of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

"Effective CV Writing & How to Face an Interview?"

Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka successfully organized a seminar, titled "Effective CV Writing & How to face an Interview?" on 18th June 2014 from 10.00 A.M. to 3.00 P.M. at the faculty of Geomatics, for the final year undergraduates of the Faculty of Geomatics. The workshop was based on the professional ways of writing a Curriculum Vitae and giving a practical experience of interview facing for the final year undergraduates before they enter to the world of work. The resource person was Mr. Amitha Kumara, Senior Manager (Organizational Development) at Loadstar (pvt) Ltd. Colombo.

Activities 2013

Career Guidance Unit of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka successfully conducted a seminar series to introduce the career guidance services of the university for the new undergraduates. The starting seminar was held on 25th July 2013 for the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at their Faculty Auditorium. The seminars of the Faculties of Social Sciences & Languages and Management Studies were held on 26th of July 2013 at the Auditorium of Faculty of Management Studies.

Beyond Belief – Towards a new Beginning with Change

The first workshop of ‘the Inspirational Speaker Program’ which was titled “Beyond Belief – Towards a new Beginning with Change” was successfully organized by the Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka on 23rd January 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The workshop has been designed to remove the negative personal brain scripts and double the capacity through developing internal mind power, values and motivation of the undergraduates. Most importantly, more than two hundred and fifty (250) students actively participated throughout the day and the workshop was conducted by Mr. Chandana Gunawardane who is a renowned Human Skill Development Trainer in Sri Lanka.

Activity based residential English camp

Activity Based Residential English Camp at the Faculty of Management Studies from 23rd to 25th August 2013 Organized by The Career Guidance Unit of SUSL in collaboration with Faculty of Management Studies.

Maximize your true potential

Career Guidance Unit successfully organized a workshop specially for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates of the university. This is an activity based workshop held on 28th February 2013 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies and that was designed to help individuals to create a more dynamic, loyal and energized personality and replicate it in their future world of work. The resource person was Mr.Sanath Gamage who is a renowned human skills development trainer in Sri Lanka.

Mind Maps

The Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka was successfully organized a workshop titled “Mind Maps” on 23rd October 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The workshop was based on memory, memory development, and exam success of the undergraduates. Mr. Chandana Gunawardane who is a renowned human skill development trainer in Sri Lanka, conducted the workshop.

Workshop Series of Entering Corporate Arena

Third year students of the Department of Business Management in Collaboration with Career Guidance Unit of SUSL organized “AURORA- Reality of Industrial Relations and Entering Corporate Arena” on 27th August 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.oo p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The workshop was conducted by Mr. U. P. P.Gunarathne, Senior Manager Industrial Relations and Mr. Gehan Mendis, Manager Industrial Relations of Hatton National Bank (HNB) PLC.

Third year students of the Department of Business Management in Collaboration with Career Guidance Unit of SUSL organized "Silver Line of Business Horizon - Reality of Industrial Relations and Entering Corporate Arena" workshop on 29th August 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.oo p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Upali De Silva, Managing Director of Samsons Trading (Pvt) Ltd.

Third year students of the Department of Business Management in Collaboration with Career Guidance Unit of SUSL organized "Foresee the Business World with 3rdEye - Reality of Industrial Relations and Entering Corporate Arena" on 18th September 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.oo p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Dinesh Athapaththu, Human Resource Manager of Colmans Garments (Pvt) Ltd.

Third year students of the Department of Business Management in Collaboration with Career Guidance Unit of SUSL organized "The Way of Wisdom- Reality of Industrial Relations and Entering Corporate Arena" on 23rd September 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.oo p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The workshop was conducted by Mr. B. A. N. U. Balasooriya, Human Resource Manager of Huawei Technologis Co Ltd.

Third year students of the Department of Business Management in Collaboration with Career Guidance Unit of SUSL organized "Sparkling Sapphires - Reality of Industrial Relations and Entering Corporate Arena" workshop on 26th September 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.oo p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Bimal Rajakaruna, Senior Human Resource Development Manager of Sanasa Development Bank PLC.

Third year students of the Department of Business Management in Collaboration with Career Guidance Unit of SUSL organized "Golden Bridge for Reality - Reality of Industrial Relations and Entering Corporate Arena" workshop on 27th September 2013 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.oo p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Rohitha Amarapala, HR Director of Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo.

Activities 2012

Career Guidance Unit of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka successfully conducted a seminar to introduce career guidance services of the university for the undergraduates. The seminar was held on 16th May 2012 at the Main Auditorium of the university. The seminar was conducted by the Career Advisor of the university.

Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka successfully organized a seminar on "How to minimize your exam stress?" for the first year and second year undergraduates of the Faculty of Applied Sciences on 6th November 2012 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Management Studies. The seminar was conducted by Mr. H. P. Rasika Priyankara, Director of CGU, and Mr. Deepal Wijayasekara, Career Adviser of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Staff

Director

Dr. S Malavipathirana

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physical Sciences & Technology

Faculty of Applied Sciences

E mail: malavi@appsc.sab.ac.lk

Telephone Mobile : +94 71 4433425

Office : +94 45 2280339

Career Advisor

Mr. Deepal Wijayasekara

E mail: deepal@cgu.sab.ac.lk

Telephone Mobile : +94 71 4695626

Office : +94 45 2280339

Computer Application Assistant

Mrs. Sandya Panawala

Career Opportunities