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SLIIT Career Week 2019 – A Promising Path to Your Future

The SLIIT Career Guidance Unit is geared up yet again to conduct its annual Career Week for 2019, where young undergraduates and graduates of SLIIT can meet industry partners of SLIIT who will offer internship and job opportunities at one location.Last year saw over 40 companies in the Career Week and this year, the Career Guidance Unit welcomes more industry partners under the patronage of several industry giants, such as London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), the Platinum Sponsor and Career Development Partner of SLIIT Career Guidance Unit:
“The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has long been a proponent of developing Sri Lanka’s talented young minds. We see world-class talent emerging from Sri Lanka, and we are committed to ensuring these young minds are given a platform to achieve excellence.
Programs, such as SLIIT’s Career Week showcase these aspiring leaders of tomorrow and allows them to benefit from the knowledge and experience that companies, such as LSEG can share.” said Shanaka Abeywickrama, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Sri Lanka and Group Technology – LSEG,
“Sysco LABS came on board as Career Partner for SLIIT Career Week this year as it’s an institution that has had a sound track record of producing grounded engineers through a curriculum that caters well to the industry’s needs.
We see this not as a partnership for this event alone, but as a long-term partnership that will ultimately help develop the IT Industry in Sri Lanka as there is a pressing need for IT Graduates in the country,” said Rasika Karunatilake, General Manager, Vice President – Shared Services, Sysco LABS.
As one of the Silver Sponsor and Technical Partners: Asela Samarapperuma – Vice President – Asia Pacific, Web Quarters Pvt ltd. Says, “Our main intention to participate in SLIIT career week is to find best talent fresh graduates for our 1st Line ERP support team and for Microsoft Navision team.
We highly recommend SLIIT graduates since more than 20% of our current employees were graduated from SLIIT.
They all are in good positions and perform well.”Dialog Axiata PLC is also a Silver Sponsor of SLIIT Career Week 2019 along with CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd, 99X Technology Pvt Ltd, Unilever Sri Lanka partnering up with SLIIT as bronze sponsors and Elephant House as the beverage partner.
The SLIIT Career Guidance and Counselling Unit is established to provide SLIIT undergraduates with an enhanced understanding of career options and industry-required technical and non-technical skills along with employment opportunities.
The CGU links with leading corporations and institutions to facilitate the best opportunities for SLIIT students, via annual highlight events, such as the SLIIT Career Week which serve as platforms for SLIIT students to meet and contact prospective employers from the Information Technology, Engineering and Business sectors.

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