CEDARS-Careers and Placement – GraduAction Talent Academy Summer Edition – June 2021

What is GATA?

GraduAction Talent Academy (GATA)

is a structured programme designed for final year undergraduate students to equip them with the necessary knowledge and transferable skills for their graduate employability and career development. Students will also receive training on professional soft skills so that they excel in the workplace after graduation.

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Objectives of GATA

  • Support final year undergraduate students to enhance employability skills and make informed career choices by taking into account the graduate labour market and their knowledge, skills and abilities ​

  • Strengthen students' critical thinking and professional soft skills in the context of employability and career development through the use of case study and real-life examples


Navigating and Excelling in the Squiggly Career

Practical Training Workshops

Individual Career Coaching

Objectives of

Eligibility & Requirement

  • Enhance graduating students’ awareness of the Squiggly Career

  • Support students in designing, crafting and excelling in their career after graduation

  • UG students graduating in 2021 and 2022 are eligible to enrol

  • Students who have attended all the FOUR training workshops are eligible for a one-hour Individual Career Coaching session


Practical Training Workshops

Topic 1:  Understanding & Crafting your Squiggly Career
5 June (Sat) 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (2.5 hours)

🔑 Key Content and Objective

  • Discuss the changes and challenges in current graduate markets

  • Explore your core values, super strengths and opportunities in your own Squiggly Career

🔒 Activity

  • Identify your personal core value & super strength; personalise your Squiggly Career in 5-step process

Topic 2:  Acing your CV & Interview

9 June (Wed) 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (2.5 hours)

🔑 Key Content and Objective

  • Review how to ace your CV using the STAR technique

  • Practise how to win in your interview using the PPF framework

🔒 Activity

  • Review sample CVs in class; role-play job interviews on common and challenging questions

Topic 3:  Job Offer Evaluation & Work Etiquette

12 June (Sat) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (2 hours)

🔑 Key Content and Objective

  • Learn how to evaluate potential multiple job offers using critical personal factors

  • Know the Top-5 Tips of work etiquette in organisational environment

🔒 Activity

  • Review multiple job offers using case examples; discuss Do’s & Don’ts in workplace etiquette 

Topic 4:  Personal Branding & On-boarding

16 June (Wed) 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (2 hours)

🔑 Key Content and Objective

  • Understand the importance and framework in crafting your personal brand

  • Prepare a gliding path for your first graduate job on-boarding plan


🔒 Activity

  • Develop your personal brand using the EDGE model; walk through the essential steps in 30/60/90 days plan


Individual Career Coaching

In this one-hour Individual Career Coaching session, the coach will provide personalised guidance on:

a)    Identifying your own personal values and super strengths
b)    Designing your Squiggly Career
c)    Exploring potential career opportunities
d)    Preparing for your CV and job interviews
e)    Preparing for your first job on-boarding

* ONLY students who have attended all the FOUR training workshops are eligible for Individual Career Coaching.

* Limited quota is available for Individual Career Coaching on a first-come-first-served basis.

Enrolment for
GATA Summer Edition

Notes for Enrolment:

  • All the classes in GATA Summer Edition will be conducted online by Zoom in English.

  • Only UG students graduating in 2021 and 2022 will be accepted.

  • You will receive a confirmation email if your enrolment is accepted. 

  • Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis. When the quota is full, the enrolment form will be closed.

  • The Zoom link and class details will be provided to enrolled participants through email.

  • To be eligible for the one -hour Individual Career Coaching, please make sure you have 100% attendance and class participation in all the FOUR training workshops.

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

Enrolment Deadline: 2 Jun 2021 (Wed)