Welcome to the Career Guidance Unit of Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo. The Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, offers a variety of services ranging from guidance on future careers, capacity building, skills development, mentoring programmes, job search programmes, and to career fairs. The unit functions directly under the Dean of the Faculty of Arts. Career Guidance Unit of the Faculty of Arts is implemented with modern mechanisms to uplift the professional and personal capacities of Arts faculty undergraduates.


To help undergraduates to become an excellent entrepreneur and a dignified professional.



To become a center of excellence to empower students with transformational skills, employability skills, professional skills, required knowledge and experience to achieve career and life aspirations though a well-crafted series of events and programs.



  • To develop relations between University and Employment Sector in a mutually beneficial way.
  • To help undergraduates to choose and proceed on an optimal career path based on the student’s ability, desire, and available opportunities.
  • To help undergraduates obtain an orientation to the employment sector and develop transferable Skills such as effective communication skills, leadership skills, teamwork skills, and management skills so that students will become productive and efficient members of the workforce.
  • To bridge with private and public sector organizations to find out about existing job opportunities, bring them to the notice of graduates, and direct the most suitable applicants to the organization.


  • Psychometric, Aptitude and IQ Testing
  • Employability Soft Skills
    • CV Writing
    • Presentation Skills
    • Meeting Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Self – Motivation
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing
  • Stress Management
  • SWOT Analysis


Mr. W. M. Saman Wanasinghe

Senior Lecturer

Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Arts

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Ms. Poojanee Galhenege

Career Guidance Unit

Faculty of Arts