CCE Alumni Career Development Program
CCE has conducted a career guidance program on 10th November 2015 for its unemployed graduates. This program is organized by Alumni office of college’s Placement & Training Centre as part of the continuing support to our Alumni in their career development efforts. The team led by Ms Etab Al Hinai & Mr Sanad contacted more than 200 unemployed graduates from 2013-2015 and about 20 students finally confirmed their attendance The participants attended the program from 8.30 AM to 1.30 PM. They were individually attended by Mr. Mike of EPD and Mr. Balasundaram of CuTPD and were informed about the right way of projecting oneself through properly drafted CV and personal presentation. Mock Interviews were conducted with assessment of general and technical knowledge.
During one to one discussion, the team gave advice and direction to alumni students as many of them had their own perception
- Few students who have got job, but later resigned their jobs, for want of an environment of growth and learning.
- Few graduates are waiting for better opportunity as the generation wants something more than a job and its associated perks (never applied category).
- Few graduates applied , but not successful in interview calls or failed in interview
Mock interview was conducted with typical questions normally asked in interviews like “What would you bring to the table and how the organization is going to benefit from you if you join our team?”
The team has provided skills to search and apply for job and prepare for interviews. The guidance to students covered following:
- How to prepare a CV and search for the job and apply
- How to do detailed study of the organization, where the employment is sought. Study the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities in the organization
- Make a short report on what has been studied in the college – technical subjects, communication and language skills and analytical abilities.
- Make a detailed assessment of the experience profile you have. Make a detailed note on what you have learnt rather than what you have not learnt.
- Integrate all the above points to see how you can be of use to the organization in the particular role you would probably be assigned.
In conclusion, the efforts in conducting this program were well paid off, probably because the team had time for one to one communication with the participants. The students were given a “Technical question bank” prepared by the departments and CuTPD and compiled by Ms. Etab of PTC.