Capability Building Seminar on November 24 at AUT
Auckland, November 17, 2019
Hindu Youth New Zealand is organising an end-of-student-year event at WG Ninth Floor, AUT City Campus located at 55 Wellesley Street, Auckland City on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 1030 am to 1 pm.
Called, ‘Capability Building Seminar,’ the Programme will focus on preparing students on their threshold of a career, to achieve success in their endeavours.
Speakers at the Seminar include Garry Gupta (Migrant Career Support Trust), Nischal Pai (Douglas Pharmaceuticals), Rani Nalam (ANZ Bank), Mike Keech (Impact Sponsorships) and Raj Pardeep Singh (Legal Associates).
Empowering international students
Hindu Youth New Zealand President Murali Magesan said that there was a need to ensure that young people are empowered and have all the right tools to reach their full potential.
“International students in New Zealand perform well academically, but from the conversations that we have been having in our groups, it is clear that the gap between the academic world and the working world is reasonably wide,” he said.
While much has been done to improve diversity and address cultural prejudices, there are a few working to address this problem before young people enter the workplace, he added.
The Seminar will focus on key topics that are of interest to students – networking, presentation skills, applying for job opportunities, effective communication in a corporate setting and putting their best foot forward.
Networking and Communication
“New Zealand has two degrees of separation. Understanding this, building one’s network and utilising the network can be a stretch for some international students. Hence, two of the key focus areas of the seminar are the power of networking and effective communication,” Mr Magesan said.
Migrant Careers Support Trust will be present at the event with a focus on ensuring students know where to reach out to in case they need help and support.
A Charitable Trust, it aims to achieve social equity, inclusion and social cohesion by better economic integration of migrant workers and people from the ethnic communities in the New Zealand society.
Participants will get an opportunity to build on their soft skills, learn valuable tips from the presenters and their peers as well as interact with all presenters during and after the event.
Mr Magesan said that the concentration often is on assignment submissions and exams, but these are also important issues.
“If we can help in some way and provide a platform for useful discussions, we are positively contributing to helping each other excel. A topical issue at the moment for a number of international students is immigration. To address this, we will have Raj Pardeep Singh from Legal Associates to clarify,” he said/
The event is funded by Hindu Youth New Zealand and free for all. However, prior registration is essential.
Please contact Murali Magesan on 021-08205130 or Kishalay Masanta on 027-645-5168.
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