AIESEC Sri Lanka, Event, Leadership, News, Partnerships

Careergraph by AIESEC in University of Colombo

Hand to graph your career from AIESEC in University of Colombo

Careergraph is an event organized by AIESEC in University of Colombo to convey an in-depth understanding of the corporate world while preparing the youth to build up their career path. AIESEC in University of Colombo is one of the pioneer local committees operating under AIESEC in Sri Lanka with the vision of “Engaging and developing every young person in the world”. Likewise, they provide the youth with opportunities for leadership development through volunteering, interning and entrepreneurship training.

Careergraph corporate experience was initially planned to comprise two phases of which the first phase was successfully carried out by the Organizing Committee on 29th December 2020 with a participation of over 200 school students and university undergraduates. The event was held as a panel discussion conducted by five eminent corporate experts and entrepreneurs. The event opened up with the flourishing fashion designer and entrepreneur Ms. Amilani Perera giving us her insights on incorporating passion into career and the challenges that came on the way.

This was followed by a thorough explanation of the importance of academic qualifications for a career and how the corporate world is affected

Speakers of Careergraph

by the current COVID-19 pandemic by the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Celcius Solutions, Mr. Kamal Dole. The young emerging innovator and Co-Founder at SurfEdge (PVT) Ltd, Mr. Adhisha Gammanpila too shared some valuable tips to kick-start a company of your own. He also launched Sri Lanka’s first quantum computing start-up at the event. Mr. Pravinth Rajarathnam, director of Imperial College of Business Studies in Sri Lanka also joined as a panellist to discuss his views on career success. The Local Committee President of AIESEC in University of Colombo for the years 2015/16. Mr. Kaneru Godagama joined to share with the delegates his experience in AIESEC and how it aided him in building the leader in him and empowering others around him. The event was smoothly moderated by Ms. Azraa Azaan, Assistant Manager at News 1st Capital Maharaja Group.
The second phase of Careergraph will also be happening on a virtual platform in partnership with CIMA, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. The event will be held virtually to bring an interesting and informative session that will offer clarity and inspiration towards the career dreams of aspiring young individuals, who seek to develop their career during these turbulent times, with proper guidance and a winning vision shared with you by AIESEC and CIMA.
This event will comprise areas concerned with choosing the precise opportunities to build a successful career, balancing the career with one’s passion, and insights about developing the leadership potential through AIESEC as well. Careergraph 2020 will be held in April 2021, and live-streamed via the AIESEC Sri Lanka Facebook page

The event was broadcasted over Zoom and Facebook platforms with over 2000 views with the constant support of the generous partners (Imperial College of Business Studies, Scribit, Jeya Book Centre (pvt.) ltd., Daily mirror online, Hi Online, Good PR, Chokolaate and Monsoon).

Partners of Careergraph

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AIESEC Sri Lanka, News, Partnerships

ACCA Business Challenge

The month of January is a month full of interesting new events and change for AIESEC in University of Colombo. One such brand new venture is the ACCA Business Challenge, a business case study competition. Partnering with one of the leading professional education institutes in Sri Lanka, corporate sector and media agencies to bring this competition to the business-savvy youth. The ACCA Business Challenge is the first ever corporate competition organized by AIESEC in University of Colombo to enhance skills of young undergraduates as a leadership-oriented organization. This case study competition is for undergraduates who are from UGC recognized Universities in Sri Lanka. 

The main aim of this event is to make undergraduates practice and be familiar with the Top 10 skills for 2025 by the World Economic Forum. Those summarized skills are,  

  1. Analytical thinking 
  2. Active learning  
  3. Creativity 
  4. Technology design 
  5. Critical thinking  
  6. Leadership 
  7. Social influence 
  8. Emotional intelligence 
  9. Reasoning 
  10. System analysis  

If you don’t know how this competition will unfold , read this article to the end to resolve your concerns. During the course of the competition, participants will go through 3 rounds,

  • Simulation MCQ round 

This round consists of 30 multiple choice questions on an online platform that the delegate team will later specify. The date is currently set for the 15th of January and further instructions for participants will be mailed at a later date. Teams who pass this round will be notified on the following day. 

  • Semi – final round 

The semifinal round is a case study submission round. Your team will have 6 days from the date of release of the case to the teams who selected from the simulation round to submit your case study. Submissions will be open from 16th to 22nd of January. A panel of judges consisting of professionals at ACCA Sri Lanka will select the top five teams. Further details about this round will be notified through email correspondence by the delegates team. The winners of this round will be notified through mail and the Business challenge event page.

  • Grand finale 

The grand finale will be live streamed through the AIESEC Sri Lanka Facebook page. Each presentation of case study will consist of 10-minute live presenting followed by a 5-minute Q&A session by the panel of judges. The final winner will be chosen live during the grand finale on the 30th of January 2021. 

There are three prizes that will be given away on the finale,

  • The winner (team) – a prize of Rs.50,000 LKR
  • Honorable mention (team) – a prize of Rs.15,000 LKR
  • Best Pitcher (individual) – a prize of Rs. 10,000 LKR

For the Best Pitcher award, the panel of judges will select three nominees and the audience will get the chance to vote for the Best Pitcher! 

For those of you who are not taking part as a team in the challenge, make sure to keep your eyes on this first ever virtual business case study competition with a delegation of almost 55+ teams! AIESEC in University of Colombo will be posting the live streaming details of the grand finale, so make sure to join on the eve of January 30th to watch the spectacular end to this thrilling new venture. 

ACCA Business Challenge Partners


Organizing Committee of ACCA Business Challenge


Organizing Committee President: Arunodani Bandara

Organizing Committee Vice Presidents for Delegates: Anudi Karunaratne, Janani Samarawickrama & Nethmini Nandadewa

Organizing Committee Vice Presidents for External Relations: Pramudi Lankanadee, Gajaneei Ragupathy & Minoli Gunarathna

Organizing Committee Vice Presidents for Marketing: Siraj Naufer, Akthar Farvees & Hashini Dilshara


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