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Professional Preparation Programme

Professional Preparation Programme for Engineering Students 2016-17 (First Semester)

The Professional Preparation Programme (PPP) is jointly offered by the Faculty of Engineering and the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS). The programme was well received by students, with over 700 engineering students participated so far. The Faculty and CEDARS will join hands again to offer the Professional Preparation Programme to engineering students in the second year of studies or above for the first semester, 2016-17.

PPP is an intensive result-based career programme. The main objectives of the PPP are

  • to facilitate students to make informed career choices;
  • to broaden their knowledge in the job market; and
  • to enhance students’ employability.

Programme Highlight

The programme will cover 4 topics with a total of 9 learning hours: 
1. Market Update and Career Planning
2. Group Discussion
3. MBTI
4. Workplace Communication

PPP provides ample opportunities for students to sharpen their job-seeking skills and widen their horizons to be better prepared in their pursuit of future career. For final year students, they will be able to understand employer’s expectation of candidates in Assessment Centre, and be equipped with communication skills for their first job after graduation. For second and third year students, the career preparation sessions will certainly help you to have a good insight in the engineering profession, and the skills training will certainly equip you with the necessary skills in the pursuit of industrial internship next summer.

Programme Outline: ppp-outline.pdf
Programme Schedule: ppp-schedule.pdf

Quota for each module: 60 (on first-come first-served basis)

Waiting List

Each module will have a waiting list of 30 places. If a module is full, the first 30 students who enrol in the module after it has been filled will be put on the waiting list. Students on the waiting list will be contacted by CEDARS to attend module(s) they have enrolled in if there is/are available place(s) in due course. Priority will be given based on the earliest time of registration.

Attendance Requirement

Students are required to attend the enrolled module(s)/session(s). They should therefore check their class schedule before the enrollment. Participants of the programme will be issued a letter of certification of attendance.

Applications

Application is now open to all BEng undergraduates in their second year of studies or above. Please enrol the PPP modules via the following links:

Market Update and Career Planninghttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=45664
Group Discussionhttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=45666
MBTIhttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=45669
Workplace Communicationhttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=45670

Students do not need to enrol in all the four modules. They could select the module(s) that best fit their interest/need. 

The deadline of application

Market Update and Career Planning: September 12, 2016 at 12:00 (HKT)
Group Discussion: September 12, 2016 at 23:59 (HKT)
MBTI: September 12, 2016 at 23:59 (HKT)
Workplace Communication: September 21, 2016 at 23:59 (HKT)

Students who have successfully enrolled in the module(s) will receive email from CEDARS on the workshop details and selection of workshop session that best fit their class schedule in due course.

Enquiries

Should you have any questions, please contact the Faculty of Engineering at enggfac@hku.hk  / 3917 2803; or contact CEDARS at careers@hku.hk / 2859 2314.


Selected qualitative feedback of Professional Preparation Programme from Engineering students

  • The workshops provide comprehensive materials with detailed explanation.
  • The feedback by the instructors is very constructive and helpful.
  • The PPP enables us to understand the market trend and the job opportunities.
  • We learned how to deal with difficulties and turn it into an opportunity to show our ability and strengths.
  • The PPP may teach us how to prepare for assessment centers of big companies.
  • Overall, the PPP workshop is satisfactory. The facilitators are really qualified and do well in leading us in the workshop. And the workshops have given us an all-around training of our capabilities in all aspects for job hunting and characteristics formation.