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What is GATA?

GraduAction Talent Academy (GATA)

is a structured programme designed for final year students to develop their knowledge and transferable skills for their graduate employability and future career development. There will be practical workshops and seminars, mock assessment practices and individual career coaching led by professional trainers and coaches.

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Objectives of GATA

  • Support final year students in strengthening their self-awareness, marketability and employability in preparing and embarking on their graduate job application​

  • Equip students with essential knowledge and skills to integrate smoothly and professionally into the workplace after graduation

GATA 2nd Semester, 2022-23

Succeeding in Grad Job Application & Assessment Centre

Practical Training Workshop & Seminar






DiSC Workplace Profile Individual Full Report*

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* Students are required to complete a DiSC Workplace Profile online assessment before the commencement of programme in order to receive a DiSC individual full report.

Practical Training Workshop & Seminar

9 Feb


Working Better Together Through DiSC

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Venue: Main Campus

🔑 Key Content & Objective

  • Understand your own behavioural style and motivation factors through the DiSC model

  • Learn to recognise the working style of others and identify ways to work better in a team environment

🔒 Activity

  • Explore and review your DiSC and preferred communication style

  • Discuss strategies in working with others and improving relationships

13 Feb


Acing your CV & Cover Letter

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Main Campus

🔑 Key Content & Objective

  • Learn the essential structure in writing your cover letter

  • Review how to ace your CV using the OKR technique

🔒 Activity

  • Review sample cover letter & CVs submitted by participants

  • Discuss how to customise and enhance your CV using OKR

20 Feb


Presentation for Early Career Success

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Main Campus

🔑 Key Content & Objective

  • Develop skills to leave an everlasting impression through self introduction

  • Learn to establish, sustain and end a networking conversation professionally

🔒 Activity

  • Practise essential skills to win your first impression

  • Discuss networking steps to socialise in a presentable manner

27 Feb


Winning in Interview Process

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Main Campus

🔑 Key Content & Objective

  • Become familiar with the key interview methods used by recruiters

  • Practise how to stand out in your interview using the PPF framework

🔒 Activity

  • Review common recruiting and assessment processes

  • Role-play on interview using common and challenging Q&A

1 Mar


Pre-Mock Assessment Centre Overview

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Online by Zoom

🔑 Key Content & Objective

  • Learn about the Assessment Centre approach used by major corporations

  • Understand the essential elements and factors to succeed in group interview

🔒 Activity

  • Review Assessment Centre key processes

  • Go over important tips to prepare for group assessment

7 Mar


Job Offer Handling & Workplace Etiquette

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Online by Zoom

🔑 Key Content & Objective

  • Learn how to evaluate, negotiate, accept or reject job offers

  • Become aware of the pre-employment planning and workplace etiquette for building trust and rapport

🔒 Activity

  • Review different scenarios on job offer selection and negotiation

  • Discuss on-boarding plan for the first 60 days and professional etiquettes for workplace success

Mock Assessment Centre

* An individual full report of DiSC Workplace Profile will be provided during the workshop. Students who want to receive the report should complete the online DiSC assessment in advance.

4 Mar


9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Venue: Main Campus

Group Discussion

Mock 1


Game Task

Mock 2

🔑 Key Objective

  • Gain first-hand experience of interviews in Assessment Centre format commonly used by employers

  • Learn from the group dynamics brought by peers and receive feedback from interviewers in the mock AC

Individual Career Coaching

personal values and strengths

DiSC report

Prepare for
CV & Interview

job offer

Get ready for grad job

* ONLY students who have attended ALL sessions are eligible for Individual Career Coaching.
* Each eligible student can book up to THREE Individual Career Coaching sessions.
* Limited quota is available for Individual Career Coaching on a first-come-first-served basis.

Workshop & Seminar
Mock Assessment
DiSC Workshop





*ONLY undergraduate students who have attended the WHOLE programme and submitted all required assignments are eligible to apply for the credit 

Enrolment for GATA
2nd Semester, 2022-23

Notes for Enrolment:

  • The GATA programme will be conducted both in class and online by Zoom in English.

  • Priority will be given to undergraduate students who will graduate in 2023. Postgraduate students are welcome as well.

  • You will receive a confirmation email if your enrolment is accepted. Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • The programme details will be provided to enrolled participants through email.

  • To be eligible for the 30-minute Individual Career Coaching, please make sure you have 100% attendance and participation in ALL sessions.

  • Undergraduate students who have fulfilled the completion requirements (i.e. attend ALL training sessions/mock assessment centre and at least one individual coaching session, as well as submit the required assignments) will be eligible to apply for ONE credit in the Credit Award Scheme for Out-of-classroom Learning Experiences.

  • Enrolled participants who fail to complete the programme may be put in a lower priority for future programme enrolment.

  • All the fields with ( * ) in this form are mandatory.

  • As quota is limited, you are encouraged to enrol as soon as possible.

Enrolment Deadline: 25 Jan 2023 (Wed)

Application Closed
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