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NextStep is a signature project organized by the Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya, which was first initiated in 2006. The project won the silver award for the most emerging project at the 31st Rotaract District Assembly.
The main objective of the project is to guide undergraduates towards a successful career by developing their knowledge, skills, attributes and providing them with necessary information to choose the correct career path.
This will be done via a single course mainly focusing the three avenues Job Seeker, Academics and Entrepreneur which are the career pathways open for a newly graduated student. The Course will be conducted with the support and guidance of the career guidance unit of University of Peradeniya from September 2021 to December 2021.At the end of the course, participants will get a certificate.
All three avenues will combine together for the beginner level. In this level, you will be exposed to some interactive sessions which discuss the topics that are considered to be useful in whichever career path you plan to move along. Here the main focus is to develop the skills in areas such as writing, communication, presentation, information technology and personal financial management. You will also get a chance to clarify your doubts about the career from the professional of the field. To make the processes more interesting we plan to make a small competition out of this where you will compete as a team.
Now you may have necessary knowledge to choose a career path that interests you as you have gained necessary knowledge from beginner level. At this level you will be exposed to more advanced materials according to the avenue you wish to proceed. Here you will get a chance to get the insight form the professionals of your chosen avenue. There will be some special sessions on stress management which will be available in all three avenues.
This is the final phase of the program where you will gain necessary knowledge to plan out your career which will ultimately make you a professional in your field. At this level, the job seeker avenue will make you fully aware of how to face interviews and how to create a personal brand through social media while the entrepreneurship avenue will give you the necessary background to start a small business on your own. The academic avenue will enable you to successfully write research articles and improve your research methodology.
Musical and Motivational Program
03rd of January, 2021
කලු සුදු ජීවිත
නූතනයේ සුභාවිත ස්වර මංසල
22nd of August, 2020
The requirement of a unique professional development project which touches the unexplored sectors of professional development field came into our minds sometime ago. Making new YouTube channels was done by most of the university students in the covid-19 pandemic situation. Therefore, an idea was suggested to do the new professional development project on professional YouTubing.
The event took place on the 22nd of August, 2020 via Zoom and YouTube live stream. Professional youtubers who represent their channels named “Janai-Priyai”, “Vini Production”, “SL Geek” and “Kanchuka” participated for the event.
Guest YouTubers talked about the start of their journey and it was a great inspiration for all the aspiring YouTubers. They also talked about Copyrights and its importance in YouTube and community guidelines one should follow in YouTube. These explanations made the audience aware about legislations regarding YouTube. Furthermore, they talked about monetization in YouTube, method to increase the number of subscribers, boosting on Facebook, marketing, video editing and teaser trailers. Then they talked about the problems that they faced in their journey.
The event was successfully concluded and it could provide a great platform for the audience to meet professional YouTubers.
YoU-TuRn live session on YouTube
The Wonder of the Sky
27th of May, 2020
18th of April, 2020
Treasure Hunt ’20 was one of the most tremendous projects annually organized by Rotaract Club of University of Peradeniya. It was held on the 18th of April from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The main objective of this project was to provide an opportunity for new members to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to buildup relationships between current members, new members, and past Rotaractors through a framework of friendship. Read more...
NextStep'20 Phase 1
11th of March 2020
Phase 1 of NextStep’20 was held on 11th March 2020 at the Seminar Room 1, Faculty of Engineering from 5.30 p.m. onwards. The talk of the day was based on the theme “Meeting Environmental Challenges created by Urbanization through Green Practices”. The resource person of the talk was Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake, Secretary, State Ministry of Urban Development and Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya. He is also the Chairman of the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka. Read more...