PB Graduates presentation sessions
Prospect Burma scholars are required to conduct a presentation after graduation when they arrive back in Myanmar. This will take place two times a year, and when you present will be dependent on your graduating time, either around August or January each year.
Resources to prepare before your graduation
Before you graduate, it will help you to start thinking about and preparing the following things, for when you start to seek out and apply for employment.
1. Knowing yourself
First, think about who you are and what your goals are. Being honest with yourself at this stage is important, as is thinking deeply about your future goals. Consider your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your qualifications, and find out what kind of jobs and industries suit you based on your skills, interests and experience.
2. Your CV
Prepare your CV. This should include detailed information on your achievements, qualifications and work experience, written in a dynamic and memorable way.
3. Cover Letter
Prepare a template cover letter. Each job application will require a very different cover letter, but you can research standard versions now, and prepare a few sample cover letters for yourself in the field and type of work that interests you.
Build your network. Start meeting with people in your chosen field, who can give you help and advice on how to progress in your career, and become valuable colleagues to you in later years.
5. Prepare for an interview
If your application to a position you’re interested in is successful, you’ll need to be prepared for the interview. This website offers some tips on some of the things you should consider in getting ready for an interview. Be prepared to talk about yourself, your skills and experience, and think in advance about the sort of questions you are likely to be asked.
6. Receive your job offer! We wish you the best of luck with this process.