The Career Services Office (CSO) organised a “Personality Trait & Competencies Assessment” on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for senior year undergraduate students to prepare them for future career opportunities and challenges. The assessment was designed to assess the student’s personality traits, leadership skills, situational problem-solving skills among other cognitive skills.
The assessment was held to help sharpen students’ performance skills, both in terms of interview performance as well as workplace conduct.
TRAIT is mapped on the popular Big Five theory of personality and expands on to 13 internationally accepted personality scales in business and at work. A personalised report with detailed description, performance implication and development recommendations for each of the 13 scales will be shared with each student. Thorough coaching sessions, followed by one to one counselling sessions, based on the assessments reports were also conducted by experts to identify and consolidate existing strengths of students, working on individual areas of development required for progressive careers, and prepare them for University-to-Work transition.
CSO also hired the services of a Chartered MCIPD, and experts from the British Psychological Society and Association for Business Psychology, UK to conduct the assessments. Another session will be conducted in spring semester.
Students shared positive feedback and suggested that more of such assessments should be held.