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Professional Preparation Programme for Arts Students in 2nd Semester, 2022/23

About the Programme

The Professional Preparation Programme (PPP) is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and CEDARS-Careers and Placement.

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

  • to prepare you for entering the job market
  • to enhance the employability of Arts students
  • to improve your overall competitiveness in the graduate job market
  • to develop more advanced career planning and interview skills to improve your chances of success

Targeted Year of Students

All Undergraduates (with priority given to undergraduates in Year 3 and above)

Programme Schedule of Academic Year 2022-2023, Semester 2

Training Modules Date Time Delivery Mode
1. CV, Cover Letter Writing 7 Feb 2023 (Tue) 3:00pm-5:30pm Zoom
2. Interview Skills 9 Feb 2023 (Thu) 3:00pm-5:30pm Zoom
3. Job Offers Evaluation, Workplace Etiquette and Communication 16 Feb 2023 (Thu) 3:00pm-5:30pm Zoom
4. LinkedIn Profile Writing 21 Mar 2023 (Tue) 4:00pm-6:00pm Zoom

5. Networking Skills

** Teaching mode to be confirmed later

23 Mar 2023 (Thu) 3:00pm-5:30pm Zoom/F2F
6. Graduate Employment Update & Career Planning 27 Mar 2023 (Mon) 3:00pm-5:30pm Zoom

7. CV Clinic & Mock Interview


** This module is only open to Arts students who have attended both CV & Cover Letter Writing and Interview Skills modules, invitation link to be sent separately.

28 Mar 2023 (Tue)

1:00pm-3:30pm +

4:00pm-6:30pm

F2F
30 Mar 2023 (Thu) 10:00am-12:30pm +
2:00pm-4:30pm
31 Mar 2023 (Fri) 10:00am-12:30pm +
2:00pm-4:30pm

Register Now!

Registration Deadline:

09:00am, 31 January 2023 (Tuesday) for modules: CV, Cover Letter Writing / Interview Skills /Job Offers Evaluation, Workplace Etiquette and Communication

Link for registration : https://wp3.cedars.hku.hk/form/web/node/3578

09:00am, 3 March 2023 (Friday) for modules: CV Clinic & Mock Interview

** This module is only open to Arts students who have attended both CV & Cover Letter Writing and Interview Skills modules, invitation link to be sent separately.

09:00am, 14 March 2023 (Tuesday) for modules: LinkedIn Profile Writing / Networking Skills / Graduate Employment Update & Career Planning

Link for registration : https://wp3.cedars.hku.hk/form/web/node/3579

What Students say from the modules last academic year?

  • “The trainer included mistakes that we should avoid when we write our CV and cover letter”
  • “The tips on how to write a good CV and Cover Letter are very clear and concise in a step-by-step manner”
  • “The trainer provided us with sample answers so that we can have a concept about what would be good answers, attitude or tones”
  • “Sharing on the statistics of Arts graduates”
  • “The trainer was able to give personalized advice to each of us. The interview questions were well thought out and interactive”
  • “There are many practices for us which help us understand and we can apply what we have learned in the module in real-time, with feedback at the end”

Module Descriptions

  1. CV, Cover Letter Writing (2.5 hours)

The module aims to equip students with the techniques of writing impressive CV and cover letter in order to increase their competitiveness in their job application process.

  1. Interview Skills (2.5 hours)

You will learn what to do before, during and after interviews, how to answer common interview questions, and ways to prepare for interviews.

  1. LinkedIn Profile Writing (2 hours)

You will identify the ways to build a LinkedIn Profile and learn how to establish personal brand. You will also gain in-depth knowledge on best practices and professional networking at LinkedIn.

  1. Job Offers Evaluation, Workplace Etiquette and Communication (2.5 hours)

This module aims to help students learn how to make informed decision when considering a job offer by providing strategic guidelines ranging from choosing a job which best meets one’s needs, evaluating multiple job offers to the proper etiquette for declining a job offer. In addition, students will be given useful tips on essential working / office etiquette and communication skills to establish better working relationships and experience in the workplace to increase productivity.

  1. Graduate Employment Update & Career Planning (2.5 hours)

This module provides students with useful information for your career planning, including recent employment figures of Arts graduates (such as which industries they landed in), an overview of relevant career opportunities, and the essentials of career planning and job search preparation.

  1. Networking Skills (2.5 hours)

This module provides students with useful information for their career planning, including recent employment figures of Arts graduates (such as which industries they landed in), an overview of relevant career opportunities, and the essentials of career planning and job search preparation.

  1. CV Clinic & Mock Interview (2.5 hours)

This module provides written feedback on CV and cover letter writing based on your submitted work. It also prepares you for an actual interview by helping you learn what is expected in a real interview situation so as to increase their chance of success. You will receive both written and verbal feedback on your performance.

** This module is only open to Arts students who have attended the CV & Cover Letter Writing and Interview Skills modules, with priority given to students in Year 3 and above.1 preworkshop assignment have to be submitted by early March.

Total learning hours : 17 hours for 7 modules

Attendance Requirement and Policy

You are required to attend the registered module(s). You should therefore check your class schedule before registering.

If you cannot show up at any module you registered for due to urgent matters, you will need to send a brief email message with relevant proof to let us know why you cannot attend to show respect to the time and resources others spent on preparing for the workshop. The email can be sent to PPP@cedars.hku.hk at least 3 working days prior to the module.

Important Notes

  • Registrants please check your email regularly for the different messages we will send to you regarding your registration.
  • If the number of students registered exceeds the quota being offered, priority will be given according to registrants’ “year of study” and “registration time”.
  • Students should ensure that they can attend the module(s) they have registered for.
  • Successful applicants will receive email notification from CEDARS within 3 working days after deadline.
  • A reminder email will be sent to successful registrants before each module. Stay tuned to our emails.
  • For each module, students will be required to

1. sign in the Zoom Meeting (with FULL NAME) OR sign on the attendance sheet (f2f)

2. complete the required feedback form(s) after each workshop.

These two will together form a complete attendance record. Please remember to do both.

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