The Gateway Graduate School hosted a “Career Discussion”, a seminar with a view to assist secondary school students to make informed decisions about their career plans, at the Auditorium of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Colombo. Over 300 students and parents that attended the event were particularly educated on careers in Business, Psychology and Computing by the guest speakers Dr. Ajantha Dharmasiri (Acting Director, PIM), Dr. Angeli Santos, (Associate Professor in Applied Psychology and Head of Department at UNMC) and Mr. Dinesh Saparamadu, Founder and Chairman of hSenid).
The speakers highlighted the need to plan careers in a systematic and an informed manner so that they become more effective candidates for future employment. Students were guided on how to develop a clear sense of direction when setting career goals, how to select a major for higher studies and identify the paths that are available for them to reach their goals.
Gateway Graduate School in partnership with International Organisations such as Pearson Edexcel and NCC Education UK, offers a wide choice of career pathways to complete Degrees and Diplomas in Business, Computing, Psychology and Professional Teaching in Sri Lanka. On successful completion of the first and/or the second year, students are awarded industry recognized Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas. Thereafter, students have the option of completing their degrees right here in Sri Lanka or transferring to overseas universities in UK, Malaysia, New Zealand, USA and Australia. The Graduate School also offers an International Foundation Programme for students who wish to pursue higher education soon after Sri Lankan or London/Cambridge OL, as an alternative path to Advanced Level studies.
The degrees that can be fully completed in Sri Lanka include, Masters in Education from the University of Nottingham, BA (Hons.) in Business Administration from University of Worcester and BSc. (Hons.) in Business Computing and Information Systems from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). The BSc (Hons.) in Applied Psychology & Management Studies can be completed in Malaysia by studying the last 2 years at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Gateway’s affiliations with University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus), University of Canterbury, New Zealand and many other high ranked Universities of international repute would widen the scope for students to complete their Foundation year and/or the Diplomas in Sri Lanka and transfer to complete their Degrees overseas.