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Professional Preparation Programme for Arts Students in 1st Semester, 2023/24

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 Students

All Faculty of Arts undergraduate students (with priority given to undergraduates in Year 3 and above)

Programme Schedule of Academic Year 2023-2024, Semester 1

Training Modules Date Time Delivery Mode
1. Ways to make your CV, Cover Letter stand out Oct 3, 2023 (Tue) 11:00am-12:30pm Zoom
2. What you need to ace your next Interview? Oct 3, 2023 (Tue) 2:00pm-3:30pm Zoom
3. Increasing your net worth with networking Oct 10, 2023 (Tue) 2:00pm-3:30pm F2F
4. LinkedIn Profile Writing: one way to build your personal branding Oct 11, 2023 (Wed) 11:00am-12:30pm Zoom

5. Your role in group: Communication, Teamwork & Leadership

Oct 13, 2023 (Fri) 2:00pm-3:30pm F2F
6. Workplace & Intercultural Communication Oct 13, 2023 (Fri) 4:00pm- 5:30pm F2F

** Students are free to choose any of the modules and do not have to register all the sessions

Register Now!

Registration Deadline: Oct 3, 2023 

Link for registration :

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. Ways to make your CV, Cover Letter stand out (1.5 hours)

Writing a CV or cover letter can be daunting when you start with a blank sheet. Let's change that by working through together and help you ace internships, scholarships and competition opportunities.

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. What you need to ace your next Interview? (1.5 hours)

“Tell me about yourself." 90% of people forgot who they are the instant being asked this question. Do you want to know how the vibe with the interviewer and make you an irresistible hire? This module is for you.

This module aims to sharpen your interview skills in this module, students will learn what to do before, during and after interviews, how to answer common interview questions, and ways to prepare for interviews.

  1. Increasing your net worth with networking (1.5 hours)

Networking skills is crucial to our career connections, soft skills learning, and professional brand building. It seems that networking is a privilege exclusive to extroverted people. Actually, it is not just for extroverts. Learn to do it in a way that is comfortable for you in this module where we redefine the word "networking”

This module provides more tips and ways to practise to explore your potentials. Students will learn networking skills, as well as how to be more at ease in the networking arena to facilitate their building of a network connection that is beneficial to their career development.

  1. LinkedIn Profile Writing: one way to build your personal branding (1.5 hours)

Just copy from your CV?

This module will help students identify the ways to build a LinkedIn Profile and learn how to establish personal brand. They will also gain in-depth knowledge on best practices and professional networking on LinkedIn.

Learn the technique to optimize it, so that you can get ahead and be discovered by the HRs and professionals fasters than others!

  1. Your role in group: Communication, Teamwork & Leadership (1.5 hours)

Three important career skills that most employers are looking for, how can you cooperate and coordinate with your peers to get the chemistry right?

This interactive module allows the students to experience various communication styles and behaviours when working in teams, as well as how communication style influences team members’ interactions. Recommendations will be given to students as to how they can develop their leadership style.

  1. Workplace & Intercultural Communication (1.5 hours)

An intercultural workplace is common in Hong Kong, and intercultural sensitivity and communication skills are essential to achieve work efficiency and effectiveness.

The module aims to improve the general as well as intercultural communication skills of students so that they will be able to establish better working relationships at workplace to increase productivity

Total learning hours : 9 hours for 6 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 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.