Blue chip companies recruit students from ACBT
An open career day was organized by the ACBT Student Council recently
for the students of the college and was held with the purpose of giving
students the opportunity of exploring prospects for employment in IT and
business fields and to help them to progress in the desired direction of
their career options.
The programme was held at ACBT and enabled participants to meet with
corporate representatives face to face and discuss current issues
pertaining to employment and career progression. It provided the
participating students the chance to appreciate one's aptitude and
personal traits which are important considerations in selecting one's
career path. It also introduced the students to the many career
opportunities available to them.
Several leading organizations in the corporate world such as Fonterra,
John Keells, Ceylon Tobacco, Nations Trust bank, Standard Chartered
Bank, Brandix, MAS Active, Linea Aqua, Ecologital, Virtusa, and hSenid
were present at this occasion and shortlisted students for permanent
positions in their companies which ranged from Management Trainees to
Assistant Managers of Departments, as well as offering internships.
Internship programmes for suitable candidates. Internship programmes
were for a period of three months, six months or one year depending on
the nature of the internship offered. Some of these organizations rated
ACBT students as 'the best lot of candidates interviewed' by them to
date. The participating companies are frequent visitors to ACBT career
days which are held every trimester. The proof of the caliber of the
students is the return of these companies every trimester to tap into
the ACBT talent pool.
Participation of more than 200 students witnessed the success of this
event. Positive feedback was also received from participating
organizations, who viewed this event as a good recruitment opportunity.