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The seminar is the official kick-off to the World of Work Programme that sets the tone for all the following sessions. The session is meant to address our final year student population on the expectations of the entire WOW programme. Presenters speak to self-branding and the usually echo the importance of the overall programme in attempts to peak student interest and enhance engagement. Students also have the privileged opportunity of hearing from our sponsor.
After the Seminar, Resume Writing is the first official workshop in the series of WOW events. The workshops are faculty specific and are facilitated by various industry/academic professionals. Students, take advantage of this opportunity to learn the skills necessary to perfect that Winning Resume.
This interactive panel discussion not only gives a sense of what to expect at an actual interview but it covers dynamic topics such as Preparing for the Interview, Managing Interview Anxiety and Dressing for Success. A session packed with valuable nuggets of Knowledge. Gain all the skills necessary to Ace that Interview!
The Mock Interview component, as the name suggests, is the practical aspect to the Interview Preparation session. Students are given a safe environment to practice the skills learnt at the aforementioned session, while receiving valuable feedback from industry professionals on areas of excellence and areas for personal improvement. The session is aimed at mirroring a real life panel interview.
Students with perfect attendance and Top performance in the mock interviews are invited to attend the VIP Networking Cocktail Reception. This a business networking event in which business professionals engage students in discourse while taking note of trends. This feedback is read giving students the juncture to revise their approach. Students should be able to successfully enter and exit conversations, distribute business cards, work the room while partaking in the finger food and drinks.
The recruitment fair is the final element of the WOW cycle. It allows students to meet with company officials to distribute resumes, engage in discussion about employment and internship opportunities, the labour market and trending topics. Put your best foot forward, practice all that you have learnt and make a lasting impression with recruiters!
Concept Development - Business Plan Development - Proposal Pitching
The UWI is internationally recognized as a centre of excellence in research, knowledge creation and innovation on matters related to the Caribbean and small island states. We aim to provide a high quality teaching and learning environment, facilitate critical thinking, and produce graduates who are equipped to innovate regionally and impact globally. The UWI’s faculty and students come from more than 40 countries and The University has collaborative links with over 160 universities globally.
We need this experience as students as I was not as prepared before attending the World of work Programme and helps me to think of where I need to improve and also develop my strengths.
A great experience as it was my first time attending a Mock Interview and I learned what I needed to change in terms of my posture among other things
One thing that stood out is that students are not able to articulate their answers and project their voices when speaking to interviewers
We help students to become the distinctive UWI graduate; one who is a critical and creative thinker, problem solver, effective communicator, team player and leader. By participation in these programmes, students are likely to become more competent, information technology skilled, and socially and culturally responsive.
The Careers, Co-curricular and Community Engagement Department of the DSSD focuses on skill development and providing students with well-rounded experiences required to help them adapt to life after university.