CAREER FAIR – 2017 A VIBRANT SUCCESS
Acting Chairperson of NSBM Green University Town Mrs. Ruwanthi Gunathilake declared open the NSBM Career Fair with the presence of Deputy Vice Chancellor Mr. Chaminda Rathnayake, Dean, School of Business Ms. Thilini De Silva, Dean, School of Computing Mr. Chaminda Wijesinghe, Head of Student Affairs Mr. Baratha Dodankotuwa, and Academic & Non-academic staff at NSBM Green University Town. Representatives from the sponsoring organizations were also present at the opening ceremony.
The Career Fair 2017 was held on 25th and 26th November at NSBM Green University Town, Homagama. It was able to link 63 leading companies with 2,850 students from NSBM and 43 other Higher Education Institutions over the two days.
NSBM Career Fair was organized to support graduates of the Schools of Business and Computing of NSBM who are graduating in December 2017 and are therefore, available for employment. In addition, undergraduates of NSBM who are available for internships also attended the Career Fair. Further, it was also opened for the fresh graduates and undergraduates of all other universities and education institutions.
Companies at the fair were seeking candidates for entry-level employment and internships / training opportunities; they conducted walk-in interviews, and successful candidates received their letters of appointment at the fair itself.
LAUGFS Holdings, Omobio and IFS R&D International conducted workshops on Career Guidance and Skills Development.
Mangala Perera, Director (Software Development) of IFS R&D International who spoke at a workshop said “we really appreciate the effort made by NSBM to prepare students with the right skills and behaviors they need to succeed in the industry. We believe that the industry should actively support universities to improve the quality of the IT Education because IT Industry itself mainly depend on the quality of professionals we get from the universities”
LAUGFS Holdings and Omobio were the Gold sponsors for the Career Fair while Avery Dennison Lanka, Commercial Leasing & Finance, Hemas Consumer, Hirdaramani Group, Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, IFS R&D International, ISM APAC and Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services joined the event as Bronze sponsors.
Tharindu Somiratna, Manager – Talent Acquisition of LAUGFS Holdings, the Gold sponsor for Business category said “LAUGFS as a growing conglomerate, counts on Sri Lankan talent, NSBM Career Fair was a great opportunity to reach such young marketable talent.”
Samitha Nagasinghe, General Manager of Omobio, the Gold sponsor for IT category of the event said “NSBM Career Fair was a very positive and well-organized event. We look forward to this again next year and years thereafter”.
Sponsors of the event were awarded with a token of appreciation by Mrs. Ruwini Gunathilake for their contribution at the event.
NSBM Green University Town (www.nsbm.lk ) is a fully-fledged University Town built on a 26 acre premise at Homagama. It currently houses over 9,000 on-campus students, which will record the highest student population among the state and private universities by the end of year 2018. NSBM offers UGC approved and foreign undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in three streams namely Business Management, Computing and Engineering.