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Professional Preparation Programme
Professional Preparation Programme for Engineering Students

Professional Preparation Programme for Engineering Students 2016-17 (Second 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 800 engineering students participated so far. The Faculty and CEDARS will join hands again to offer the Professional Preparation Programme to undergraduate engineering students in their second year of studies or above for the second semester, 2016-17.

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

  • to prepare and enhance the employability of Engineering students;
  • to improve students’ overall competitiveness in graduate employment; and
  • to develop more advanced interview skills to improve the chances of success in assessment centres.

Programme Highlight

The programme will cover 5 topics with a total of 12 learning hours: 
1. Graduate Employment Update & Career Planning
2. Group Discussion
3. Interview Skills
4. Workplace Communication
5. MBTI

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: 90 (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. For modules with more than one session, please select all your desirable time slots by checking the box(es) as appropriate. Please enrol the PPP modules via the following links:

Graduate Employment Update & Career Planninghttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=48107

Group Discussionhttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=48111

Interview Skillshttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=48113

Workplace Communicationhttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=48115

MBTIhttps://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=47966

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

Application deadline

Graduate Employment Update & Career Planning: February 8, 2017 at 14:00 (HKT)
Group Discussion: February 8, 2017 at 14:00 (HKT)
Interview Skills: February 10, 2017 at 14:00 (HKT)
Workplace Communication: February 14, 2017 at 14:00 (HKT)
MBTI: February 8, 2017 at 14:00 (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.