The Career Guidance Unit (CGU) of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka was established in January, 2003 through the initiative of the University grant Commission (UGC), Sri Lanka. The CGU takes the responsibility of understanding current needs of the world of work while proactively understand the emerging trends in the labour market for making students dovetail to any vacuum in the world of work. The CGU functions under the Vice Chancellor of the University and The Career Guidance Advisory Board Chaired by the Vice Chancellor. The activities of all the faculties are coordinated by the Faculty coordinators for CGU
The CGU, WUSL will strive to become the center of most proactively responsive for the future changing demands for employees with cognitive flexibility due to technological and other innovations and their applications in physical and online work platforms at local and global level.
The CGU, WUSL inculcates that the career development of a person as a life-long process while widening the paths for exploring the self for developing clear career goals, promoting avenues for experiential learning, providing assistance in job search and transition to professional life, and Cultivating and maintaining partnerships with employers by organizing wide range of programs which are eventually instrumental to become an organizational citizen with cognitive flexibility and work life balance.
The CGU has set wide spectrum of objectives;
For achieving these objectives, the CGU will create students more opportunities for exposure to the world of work by organizing wide range of career guidance programmes and activities with improved links with industry. Having achieved these objectives, the CGU eventually becomes an integral part of creating highly employable graduates from WUSL who would dovetail into global organization and local organizations in private, public and NGO sectors.
Every human promise endless potential and infinite possibilities!
Contrary to what many people may think, the Career Guidance Unit (CGU) at the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka (WUSL) is different from the place undergraduates visit during their last semester of university life to try to find employment. Because since the day enters the WUSL, we will work with undergraduates to help identify their values, interest, skills, and personality as they reflect on how they can use their talents to make a difference in the world and become Team Leaders and Players through numerous CGU Activities, Workshops, and Summits at a regular basis.
We also encourage undergraduates to explore various paths, utilize the CGU resources, participate in events to find internships, part-time jobs, mentors, shadowing opportunities, and attend networking events. Once we have helped find clarity in career paths, we are certain our undergraduates stand out as they embark on their career journey and obtain desirable professional careers.
As a staff, we are dedicated to providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where our undergraduates can design their version of career success. We will work closely with all the faculty and are committed to developing and maintaining external partnerships with businesses and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally, where our undergraduates can contribute and respond to the community’s needs.
Therefore, we welcome the undergraduates of WUSL to take advantage of the resources and knowledgeable staff here in the CGU, and we look forward to helping they Discover, Explore and Embark on their career journey!
Janaka Wickramasinghe, PhD | Director
Career Guidance Unit
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Lional Jayethilake Mawatha,
+(94) 37 22 82091
+(94) 31 33 14283
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