November 25, 2021

Workshop 2021

On 21 and 22 October, the alumni team held their first two-day workshop.  

Did you miss it? Don't worry. We have it summarised for you.

St Jude's staff volunteered to mentor alumni on different essential skills and knowledge. There were six topics with six mentors.

Employability Skills: The majority are on their way to the employment market, some are in the market, and a few have secured positions already. Employment has never been an excellent story to youth, especially fresh university graduates. This year's workshop is based on mentoring alumni on the marketable skills everyone needs to secure jobs in this competitive market.

The primary skills needed are

  • Effective communication skills
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Computer skills
  • Teamwork
  • Self-management
  • Leadership skills
  • Organisation and planning skills
  • Ethics

CV design, writing, branding and interview skills: You cannot apply for a job without a CV, right? For anybody to ask or apply for a job, they need an excellent and well-branded CV. There are do's and don't when writing a perfect CV. The linked presentation will help you have an outstanding CV and get to that interview.

Email: One of the most important things to know about is the usage of email. University and after university life is when you realise you need to use emails more than any other time. This year's workshop helped alumni know the basics like

  • Email structure
  • Subject line
  • Greetings and sign off
  • Introduction
  • Setting an email signature
  • Attachments and links
  • Replies
  • Appropriate Language

Social media: Who does not like using social media? Who goes a day without visiting their social media pages? Nobody right?  Social media help people stay connected. There are always some dos and don't about it. The things we decide to share and what we decide to connect with.

Mental Health: We can all work best when we have peace of mind, right? Your mental well-being is what keeps you moving every day. It acts as an engine for the body; thus, you need to take good care of it every single time and day. For good mental health exercises, positive self-talk, getting involved in engaging activities are inevitable.

Fundamental Skills for data analysis:Everybody uses data. And everybody is involved in different data collection, either knowingly or unknowingly.  One of the workshop mentors took alumni through the data session. Data experts clearly explained the importance of data in our daily lives..

Any topic you want to be mentored? Anything you want to learn from fellow alumni or alumni team? Stay tuned for our survey.