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UWI prepares students for World of Work

For Release Upon Receipt - January 16, 2015

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago – The annual World of Work (WOW) programme kicks off this year with a “Resume Writing Workshop” on Thursday January 29 at the Daaga Auditorium from 1.30-3.30pm. The initiative is done by The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus in collaboration with Republic Bank Ltd and prepares final-year students for the world of work by providing training in key areas such as writing resumes, preparing for interviews, dressing for success, financial planning, networking and taking part in mock interviews with real professionals, including UWI alumni. Past presenters include: Karel McIntosh, Lead Communications Trainer for the Livewired Group and Catherine Gordon, Image, Etiquette & International Protocol Consultant/Trainer who will also be a presenter in this year’s programme.   

Students have already learned about resume writing through workshops that have been running since October 2014. They will gain knowledge on the art of interpersonal communication and non-verbal cues in the “Interview Preparation/Networking Theory.  Another highlight was the Interview Preparation workshop, which will take place on February 5. This will help them gain a competitive edge during future job searches. 

The WOW 2015 Seminar will take place on February 7 and feature presentations facilitated by Republic Bank Limited. At this event, prizes will be awarded to students who pay keen attention and are able to answer specific questions on the presentations. 

Students will also be given the opportunity to fine-tune their interview skills with business professionals and obtain valuable feedback at Mock Interviews. These interviews continue on February 28 and March 14, at the UWI Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC). This final session is designed specifically for students of the Faculties of Social Sciences, and Humanities and Education.  

On March 19, the VIP Cocktail Reception will take place.  This will give students a chance to network effectively by making connections and building enduring, mutually beneficial relationships geared towards going beyond self-promotion and fostering mentorship.  

On March 26 and 27, a Recruitment Fair will be held for all returning students and final-year graduating students. 

For more information, please call Student Advisory Services at 662-2002 ext. 82360. 


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website: 

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)