We’ve said it a 100 times and we’ll say it again, it’s never too late to build a career that you love…
This is our story, the victories, the calamities, and the undying memories we made along the walk towards the endgame: Future Challenge 2021-22.
Being one of the signature projects of RACFOSUOC, Future Challenge is one milestone the whole Rotaract community of the Faculty of Science University of Colombo looks forward to each year. An opportunity to set forth a plethora of career paths for our budding new generation to explore.
Future Challenge is a platform that amalgamates the local academic arena with the corporate world, providing our graduates with an opportunity to obtain suitable employment in various sectors of the job market.
The Professional Development program comprised of a 2-day webinar series, Werkstatt as phase 1 with the primary objective of enlightening our graduates and undergraduates with the basic principles of a job interview.
Following up was a mock interview session organized to prepare the applicants for the big day. The core event of this program was the career day which was held on the 12th and 13th of January 2022 at the university premises as a semi-virtual event.
The Project organizing committee comprised a group of extremely talented individuals steadily geared by the guidance of 3 amazing mentors, Rtr. Susara Ouchithya, Rtr. Oshadi Tennakoon and Rtr. Sadushi Pathirana. An unerring sense of direction without which the project wouldn’t have run smooth.
Starting off with Phase 1: Werkstatt, the subsidiary webinar series focusing on “how to build your resume” and “The art of an interview” was conducted by our keynote speakers, Mr. Rahul Kalubowila and Mr. Kumara Galhenage respectively. Their commendable presentation along with the hand-in-hand contribution of the Project organizing committee conjointly conduced a gripping episode.
Following up were the mock interviews, a one-day practice session through which we gained hands-on experience on how to mediate a virtual interview. Being a novel experience to most of us in the Project organizing committee, it indeed turned out to be an informative and interactive session for both parties.
Organizing the Career Day amidst the pandemic and the upcoming examination was extremely demanding. The stringent health guidelines and the limited time made it one hectic process. However, with the unwavering assistance of the Executive committee and the Board of Directors, the end result turned out to be beyond expectation.
The career day was conducted semi virtually with companies joining via virtual platforms and candidates being coordinated both physically and virtually at the university premises.
For us, Future Challenge was an undying experience. With memories built with fellow batchmates, knowledge gained on the corporate world, and the novel exposure to university life.
And for the graduates and undergraduates of the faculty, the project came out as a golden opportunity to meet up with professionals and carve their career pathways.
Being a renowned award-winning project, Future Challenge was that bridge that connected the potentially capable with the professionals.
A massive operation that couldn’t have made such an advanced impact without that strong team backing up each year.
Kudos to all the masterminds behind the success and the great teamwork put on bringing it off together!
RACFOSUOC, as one family, had always thrived through the power of unity and we hope to carry that undying spirit to greater heights while inspiring generations to come and help in molding a better future.
Viva la Rotaract!
By Rtr. Jithaka Alexander