The Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of the 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.

  • To develop relations between the University and the employment sector in a mutually beneficial way.
  • To help undergraduates in choosing and progressing on an optimal career path, based on their ability, desire and available opportunities.
  • To create an environment where students identify personality development in themselves to satisfy the professional expectations.
  • To help undergraduates obtain an orientation to the employment sector and develop transferable skills such as effective communication, leadership, teamwork, and management so that a productive and an efficient member is produced for the work force.
  • To introduce the students to the world of work and dynamics.

Director:

W. M. Saman Wanasinghe

Senior Lecturer

Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Arts

Contact details: 0718140130

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Ms. Iyanthi Pramodya Wickramasinghe

Demonstrator

Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Arts

 

 

 

Working Committee Department Representatives

 

Rev. M. Amarawansa Thero

Department of Buddhist Studies

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chaminda Padmakumara

Department of International Relations

 

 

 

 

Mr. Osanda Gunaratne

Department of Sinhala

 

 

 

 

Mr. P. Krishanthan

Department of Geography

 

 

 

 

Mr. U. L. Ameer

Islamic Civilization Unit

 

 

 

 

Ms. Anuradha Senanayake

Department of Sociology

 

 

 

 

Ms. Ashani N. Fernando

Department of Economics

 

 

 

 

Ms. Chalika S. Thangaraja

Journalism Unit

 

 

 

 

Ms. Irangi Samarakoon

Department of Demography

 

 

 

 

Ms. A.D.Maneesha Ruwanpathirana

Department of Political Science & Public Policy

 

 

 

 

Ms. Nideka Nanayakkara

Department of History

 

 

 

 

Ms. D. Y. Sandaru Diwakara

Department of English Language Teaching

 

 

 

 

Ms. Shalini Abayasekara

Department of English

 

 

 

 

Ms. Prabha Alagiyawadu

Computer Teaching Unit

Entrepreneurship Workshop Session – 3

Registration link :  https://forms.gle/BPtCVrZ1zUaoS1m59

 


Registration for Entrepreneurship Skill Development Workshop

Registration for Entrepreneurship Skill Development Workshop

Registration for Entrepreneurship Skill Development Workshop

Conducted by the Career Guidance Unit, University of Colombo


Soft Skills Workshop Webinar Series by John Keells Foundation:

 

IELTS preparation programme for Academics



“Live With Passion”
Personal Development & Motivational webinar to uplift the necessary soft skills of undergraduates to succeed in personal, professional & university life.
 
 
Speaker: Mr.Athula Kithsiri
MBA (PIM), B.Sc Business Administration (USJ), PG Dip in Mkt, UK, MCIM, Chartered Marketer
Senior Corporate Trainer / University Lecturer  
Date: 25th June 2021
Time: 9.30 am to 11.00am
Mood: Zoom
 
Zoom link will be shared after the registration. 
 
Thank you  
Iyanthi Wickramasinghe
Demonstrator
Career Guidance Unit
Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo
P.O. Box 1490, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
Contact Me

 



CLOSING SESSION 

THE SMART CORPORATE

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

18th June 2021
08.45 am – 11.00 am

For Faculty of Arts 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Undergraduates
Students from other faculties can register and join via zoom.

  විශේෂිත වැඩමුලුව ඔබ සඳහාමයි.
Language – English and Sinhala  

Zoom Link: https://aicpa.zoom.us/j/98005797570?pwd=SHhLWWgxZ0tRQVRSVUhYOVlWSVVRZz09

Password: 550313

 

Life after University?
Face it with Confidence!

Armed with your degree you will soon enter the world out there. Whatever job you plan to do, either as an employee or even if you are self-employed, remember that you are your own Brand.

This session with veteran Corporate Etiquette Trainer Kumar de Silva will prepare you to face that world with great confidence. Taking you through the paces of both the dos and the don’ts, it will help you enhance your brand as you journey on in life.

Please register before 16th June 2021
Registration Link 
(පළමු හා දෙවන දිනයන් සඳහා ලියාපදිංචි වූ සිසුන්, තෙවන/ අවසාන දිනය සඳහා නැවත ලියාපදිංචි වීම අවශ්‍ය නොවේ.) https://forms.gle/72VTqQSRtXWv9Ao46

Zoom link will be sent on the 17th June 2021 for registered students

1000 students can join (සිසුන් 1000කට සහභාගී විය හැක)

For further details contact: cgu@arts.cmb.ac.lk

Ms. Iyanthi Wickramasinghe – 0717255779
Mr. Saman Wanasinghe – 0718140130

Beyond Belief – Let’s Change Our Destiny
සිත් සීමාවෙන් ඔබ්බට – වෙනස් කරමු අපි අපේ දෛවය

Organized by

Career Guidance Unit
Faculty of Arts
University of Colombo

 



THE SMART CORPORATE

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE

  VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

  විශේෂිත වැඩමුලුව ඔබ සඳහාමයි.
Language – English and Sinhala  

Life after University?
Face it with Confidence!

Armed with your degree you will soon enter the world out there. Whatever job you plan to do, either as an employee or even if you are self-employed, remember that you are your own Brand.

This session with veteran Corporate Etiquette Trainer Kumar de Silva will prepare you to face that world with great confidence. Taking you through the paces of both the dos and the don’ts, it will help you enhance your brand as you journey on in life.

09th & 10th June 2021
08.45 am – 11.00 am

For Faculty of Arts 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Undergraduates
Students from other faculties can register and join via zoom.

Please register before 07th June 2021
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/72VTqQSRtXWv9Ao46
Zoom link will be sent on the 08th June 2021 for registered students

1000 students can join (සිසුන් 1000කට සහභාගී විය හැක)

For further details contact: cgu@arts.cmb.ac.lk

Ms. Iyanthi Wickramasinghe – 0717255779
Mr. Saman Wanasinghe – 0718140130

Beyond Belief – Let’s Change Our Destiny
සිත් සීමාවෙන් ඔබ්බට – වෙනස් කරමු අපි අපේ දෛවය

Organized by

Career Guidance Unit
Faculty of Arts
University of Colombo



SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WEEK

මෘදු කුසලතා සංවර්ධන වැඩමුළු සතිය

07th & 08th June 2021
For Faculty of Arts 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Undergraduates and other Faculties

විශේෂිත වැඩමුලුව ඔබ සඳහාමයි.

Registrations are on a first-come first-served basis. ලියාපදිංචිවන මුල්ම සිසුන් 200 දෙනාට මෙයට සහභාගී වීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවේ.

Please register before 05th June 2021
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/72VTqQSRtXWv9Ao46 (Same link for both workshops)
Zoom link will be sent on the 06th June 2021 for registered students.

CV WRITING WORKSHOP
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP 01

Date: 07th June 2021
Time: 08.45am – 12.00pm

INTERVIEW FACING WORKSHOP
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP 02

Date: 08th June 2021
Time: 08.45am – 12.00pm

 

For further details contact: cgu@arts.cmb.ac.lk
Ms. Iyanthi Wickramasinghe – 0717255779
Mr. Saman Wanasinghe – 0718140130

Beyond Belief – Let’s Change Our Destiny – සිත් සීමාවෙන් ඔබ්බට – වෙනස් කරමු අපි අපේ දෛවය

Organized by

Career Guidance Unit
Faculty of Arts
University of Colombo

 



How to make money in the share market?

කොටස් වෙළෙඳපො ළෙන් මුදල් උපයමු

Link of the zoom recording of this workshop :

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-0qadny_GpNms_m4wDhU27V6PLT7fnwD?usp=sharing

 

For Faculty of Arts, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Undergraduates

විශේෂිත වැඩමුලුව ඔබ සඳහාමයි.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Date: 24th May 2021
Time: 03.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m.

Registrations are on a first-come first-served basis. ලියාපදිංචිවන මුල්ම සිසුන් 200 දෙනාට මෙයට සහභාගී වීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවේ.

Please register before 22nd May 2021
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/WqYryKavyCKSYUcQA
Zoom link will be sent on the 23rd May 2021 for registered students.

Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo ෆේස්බුක් පිටුව හරහාද ඔබට සම්බන්ධ විය හැක. Page Link: https://www.facebook.com/Career-Guidance-Unit-Faculty-of-Arts-University-of-Colombo-103198138602250

Beyond Belief – Let’s Change Our Destiny – සිත් සීමාවෙන් ඔබ්බට – වෙනස් කරමු අපි අපේ දෛවය

For further details contact: cgu@arts.cmb.ac.lk
Ms. Iyanthi Wickramasinghe – 0717255779
Mr. Saman Wanasinghe – 0718140130



Become an Excellent Entrepreneur and a Successful Professional

STAY TUNED

Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

Become an Excellent Entrepreneur and a Successful Professional

විශිෂ්ට ව්‍යවසායකයෙකු සහ අභිමානවත් වෘත්තීය වේදියකු වීමට අත්වැලක්

Save the dates and time today
දින 
සහ කාලය වෙන් කරගන්න

අදම ලියාපදිංචි වන්න

ඒ ඒ වැඩමුළුව සඳහා වෙන වෙනම ලියාපදිංචි වීම අත්‍යවශ්‍ය වේ. ලියාපදිංචි වීමේ ලින්කුව අදාළ වැඩසටහන අසළින් සඳහන් කොට ඇත.

Workshops/ Programmes for the Month of May

  1. Make Money Online – මාර්ගගතඅර්ධකාලීනඉපැයුම් ක්‍රම පිළිබඳ දැනුවත් වෙමු. අන්තර්ජාලයෙන් මුදල් උපයමු.
    Reg. Link: https://forms.gle/1Zget5aq1Bj8xgLT6
    Dates: 11th & 13th May 2021 – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
  2. Mindfulness for Building Executive Capacity – දැවැන්තවෙනසකට සතිමත් බව

Reg. Link: https://forms.gle/dzDPTsowYnh9Q2H69

Date: 17th May 2021

8.15 am -10.00 am

  1. How to make money in the share market? – කොටස්වෙලඳපොලෙන්මුදල් උපයමු

Reg. Link: https://forms.gle/WqYryKavyCKSYUcQA
Date: 24thMay 2021

3.00 pm -6.00 pm

Workshops/ Programmes for the Month of June

  1. Soft skills workshop week – මෘදුකුසලතාවැඩි දියුණු කිරීමේ වැඩමුළු මාලාව

Reg. Link: https://forms.gle/72VTqQSRtXWv9Ao46

  1. How to write/design your CV – 7thJune 2021
  2. Interview skills – “How to face an interview successfully”   – 8thJune 2021
    3. Presentation skills for professional life  -9th June 2021

4. Personal grooming & Business etiquette – Part 1 -10th June 2021
5. Personal grooming & Business etiquette – Part 2 -11th June 2021
2. Youth skills and employability in new normal – නව සාමාන්‍යකරණ තත්වය තුළ තරුණ කුසලතා සහ සේවා නියුක්තිය

Reg. Link: https://forms.gle/o2mzoeC3XSambBzq9
Date: 15th June 2021

Workshops/ Programmes for the Month of July

  1. How to become an Excellent Entrepreneur and a Successful Professional – Part 3 – විශිෂ්ටව්‍යවසායකයෙකුසහ අභිමානවත් වෘත්තීය වේදියකු වීමට අත්වැලක් – තෙවන වැඩසටහන් මාලාව

Reg. Link: https://forms.gle/vfVKxsvyWP6RZY936
Date: 14th July 2021

Beyond Belief – Let’s Change Our Destiny – සිත් සීමාවෙන් ඔබ්බට – වෙනස් කරමු අපි අපේ දෛවය

Organized by

Career Guidance Unit
Faculty of Arts
University of Colombo

For further details contact: cgu@arts.cmb.ac.lk
Ms. Iyanthi Wickramasinghe – 0717255779
Mr. Saman Wanasinghe – 0718140130

 



MINDFULNESS FOR A SUCCESSFUL LIFE

සාර්ථක ජීවිතයකට සතිය

Link of the zoom recording: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oyuyEks7Ug-Ri2O7pGi5ROt-jfz6qAP8?usp=sharing

 

To be aware of this moment, let go of the past and the future…
A disturbed mind sees very little…

For Faculty of Arts, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Undergraduates

විශේෂිත වැඩමුලුව ඔබ සඳහාමයි.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Date: 17th May 2021
Time: 8.15 a.m. -10.00 a.m.

Registrations are on a first-come first-served basis. ලියාපදිංචිවන මුල්ම සිසුන් 200 දෙනාට මෙයට සහභාගී වීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවේ.

Please register before 15th May 2021
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/dzDPTsowYnh9Q2H69
Zoom link will be sent on the 16th May 2021 for registered students.

If you have any questions regarding “Mindfulness” please let us know before hand, so that the session can be more effective on you.

Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo ෆේස්බුක් පිටුව හරහාද ඔබට සම්බන්ධ විය හැක. Page Link: https://www.facebook.com/Career-Guidance-Unit-Faculty-of-Arts-University-of-Colombo-103198138602250

Beyond Belief – Let’s Change Our Destiny – සිත් සීමාවෙන් ඔබ්බට – වෙනස් කරමු අපි අපේ දෛවය

For further details contact: cgu@arts.cmb.ac.lk
Ms. Iyanthi Wickramasinghe – 0717255779
Mr. Saman Wanasinghe – 0718140130

 



අන්තර්ජාලයෙන් මුදල් උපයමු

MAKE MONEY ONLINE
විශේෂිත වැඩමුලුව ඔබ සඳහාමයි.  

Dear student,

Link of the zoom recording of this workshop :

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ywJjmnZhSmA4oOllKCq8mJHH2EZyWeSj?usp=sharing

The Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo has organized a virtual workshop series named “අන්තර්ජාලයෙන් මුදල් උපයමු – MAKE MONEY ONLINE”.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

Dates: 11th & 13th May 2021

Time: From 08.45 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

Open for: Faculty of Arts, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year Undergraduates (Students from other faculties also can join.)

Registrations are on a first-come first-served.

ලියාපදිංචිවන මුල්ම සිසුන් 200 දෙනාට මෙයට සහභාගී වීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවේ.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/XJbPoadJvFouoeLU9
Please register before 09th May 2021.

Zoom link will be sent on 10th May 2021 for registered students

වැඩමුළු අන්තර්ගතය

  1. ඔබේ ස්මාර්ට් දුරකතනය භාවිතයෙන් මුදල් උපයන විදි
  2. අන්තර්ජාලය භාවිතයෙන් මුදල් උපයන ක්‍රම සහ විදි
  3. ඔබගේ දැනුම අලෙවි කළ හැකි විදි
  4. ඔබගේ කුසලතා අන්තර්ජාලය හරහා මුදල් කරමු
  5. වියදමක් නැතුව ඔබේම ඊ බිස්නස් එකක් පටන් ගන්න සරලම විදි

Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo ෆේස්බුක් පිටුව හරහාද ඔබට සම්බන්ධ විය හැක.

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or further details contact: cgu@arts.cmb.ac.lk
Ms. Iyanthi Wickramasinghe – 0717255779
Mr. Saman Wanasinghe – 0718140130


How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur?

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How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur?

Aim

·         Personal experience of becoming an entrepreneur, challenges and how to face them

·         Motivating young undergraduates on entrepreneurship

Target Audience– Undergraduates of University of

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How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur?

Aim

·         Personal experience of becoming an entrepreneur, challenges and how to face them

·         Motivating young undergraduates on entrepreneurship

Target Audience– Undergraduates of University of Colombo

Speakers– Mr Anuj Agrawal (MD/ Gyan Dairy, India) Starting small in 2007, Today Gyan is the biggest private dairy in Uttar Pradesh.

Owing to Mr Anuj’s consistent efforts, Gyan had access to world-class technology right From day one and ensured the success and profitability of the company in the first year. He is the Chairman of the CII YI (Young Indians) and a member of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Champions of Change mission. Mr Anuj is a regular at several management programmes at Oxford, Harvard, and other leading universities. In 2016, he was honoured with the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ at the ‘Brand India Summit’.

Ms. Indrani Fernando – Chairperson/ The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Chairperson/ Philips hospital

 


BECOME AN EXCELLENT ENTREPRENEUR – Workshop Series 02 on How to Launch your Business (ස්වකීය ව්‍යාපාර සිහිනයට අත්වැලක්)

හිතවත් විද්‍යාර්ථයිනි,

“විශිෂ්ට ව්‍යවසායකයෙකු වන්න – ඔබේ ව්‍යාපාරය දියත් කරන්නේ කෙසේද?” යන මැයෙන් වැඩමුළු මාලාවක් ශාස්ත්‍ර පීඨ වෘත්තීය මාර්ගෝපදේශන ඒකකය විසින් ජාතික ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන අධිකාරියේ (NEDA) සහයෝගයද ඇතිව   සංවිධානය කර ඇත.

වැඩිදුර විස්තර
  • කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ ශාස්ත්‍ර පීඨයේ තෙවන හා සිව්වන වසරයන්හි විද්‍යාර්ථයින්ට මෙයට සහභාගී විය හැක.
  • වැඩමුළු පහකින් සමන්විත වේ.
  • 2021 අප්‍රේල් මස 07, 16, 20, 22 සහ 27 වන දිනයන්හි වැඩමුළු පැවැත්වේ.
  • Zoom තාක්ශණය ඔස්සේ ඔන්ලයින් ක්‍රමයට සියළු වැඩමුළු පැවැත්වේ.
  • මෙම ලින්ක් එක හරහා පූර්ව ලියාපදිංචි වීම අනිවාර්ය වේ. https://forms.gle/8yrsobwhMbsJBMvM6 (ඉඩකඩ සීමිත බැවින් මුල්ම ලියාපදිංචිවන්නන් හට ප්‍රමුඛත්වය ලබා දෙනු ඇත.)
  • ලියාපදිංචි විය හැකි අවසන් දිනය 2021 අප්‍රේල් මස 05 වන දින වේ. (ලියාපදිංචි වූ සිසුන් සඳහා වැඩමුලුවට අදාළ Zoom link  2021 අප්‍රේල් මස 06 වන දින එවනු ලැබේ.)

Dear Undergraduates,

Workshop series on “BECOME AN EXCELLENT ENTREPRENEUR –  How to Launch your Business” is organized by the Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA).

DETAILS

  • Open for: 3rd year and 4th year undergraduates of Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo
  • Number of Sessions: Five (05)
  • Dates: 07th, 16th, 20th, 22nd & 27th April 2021
  • Platform: Online – Zoom Meetings
  • Registration Link: https://forms.gle/8yrsobwhMbsJBMvM6 (Registrations are on a first-come first-served basis as availabilities are limited)
  • Deadline for registration: 05th April 2021 (Zoom link will be sent on 06th  April 2021 for registered students.)


Please find the following zoom recordings of the workshops

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1bkd40P2Ho2gQlooRValg2nXlKwrkHzL_?usp=sharing

 

 

 


19th January 2021

Workshop on ‘How to launch your business’ – Session IV

 

CGU workshop  Registration link : https://forms.gle/Lz2jggRFr3XeD1Pn6 

 

 


30th December 2020

CGU workshop 01 : How to become an excellent entrepreneur and a dignified professional

 

Registration link : https://forms.gle/BmMBwA7vbjP1LjFJ7

 

 

 


18th, 19th & 20th December 2020

International Career Fair

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16th September 2020

Post of Demonstrator

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Email     : cgu@arts.cmb.ac.lk

Address : Career Guidance Unit, Faculty of Arts, P.O. Box 1490, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka