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  1. 1. Follow your dreams Dharshana Kasun Warusavitharana Make your career
  2. 2. Who Am I , Why i'm here today You will see ……. Let me share you my story
  3. 3. Who you are ?? As I See you
  4. 4. I know what's in your mind…... But have a look
  5. 5. He is Jack Ma Founder and CEO Alibaba Group "I even went to KFC when it came to my city. Twenty-four people went for the job. Twenty-three were accepted. I was the only guy ..." Failed 3 times in college entrance exam Failed more than 30 Job interviews World E-commerce giant and Most richest man in China (Alibaba and AliPay)
  6. 6. Are you DREAMING ,Have vision of life
  7. 7. Common Question as a child Who you wanna be when you grow up?? What was your answer
  8. 8. My earliest answer as i remember
  9. 9. What makes your dreams realistic ● Education with proper direction. ● Experience. ● Dedication Hard work and determination (You need lot of this). ● Ability to make decisions. ● Ability to not depend on anyone to find your dream job in your dream place.
  10. 10. Who Am I Today Feels Proud?? “Yes I Am”
  11. 11. What OUSL-FET means to me A second chance to persuade my dreams And become who am i today
  12. 12. Why am i need a degree
  13. 13. What Industry expects from you ● Will confidence and passion alone would work. ○ Might be id this is 50s but this is 2015. ● Will be expert in tech bubbles help you. ○ Ok best of luck. ● Be a good worker and find out life time work place ○ I don't think so :) ● Going for startup ○ Good but you need to have experiance first
  14. 14. My Main Advice :) Original Idea is a Book by Rashmi Bansal
  15. 15. Stay Hungry ,Stay Foolish ● Never ever Copy assignments. ● Never ever cheat on projects/mini projects. ● They are golden opportunities to review your self. ● Do research be hungry. ● Familiar with tech bubbles , But don't live on them. ● Select your expert area hit them hard. ● Do failures no one will shoot you ○ I can't do them now ○ Worse thing you will meet is Dr Udugama or Dr Uditha will cut off some of your marks :) ○ But you will learn.
  16. 16. Adapt to Culture , It's different But it's FUN ● Open and Distance education ○ It's not that distance but it's way open. ○ Opportunities flying around be dare to catch them. ● Supportive community ○ Not only friends but of cause the staff. ○ Help others and get help from others there is plenty to help you. ○ Be participate in group activities and discussions. ■ They helped me a lot ● Be social help to build university brand ○ Participate events. ○ Participate and build up community around your interested areas. ■ Ex - FOSS@OUSL ■ I have a story to tell.
  17. 17. How to be competitive ● Seek for opportunities There is plenty around you in OUSL ○ CSSOUSL – Computer Science Society of the Open University of Sri Lanka ○ Be a Microsoft Student Partner ○ Meet ups: PHP, Selenium, UX, Java Colombo, MongoDB ○ Forums : .NET, SQL Server, IT Pro ● Hit your limits with ○ Robotics – IESL, SLIIT. ○ Google Summer of Codes. ○ Imagine Cup – Microsoft. ○ Entrepreneurship – Spiralation, MIT- GSL, Young Entrepreneur Challenge.
  18. 18. How to be competitive ● Seek for opportunities There is plenty around you in OUSL ○ CSSOUSL – Computer Science Society of the Open University of Sri Lanka ○ Be a Microsoft Student Partner ○ Meet ups: PHP, Selenium, UX, Java Colombo, MongoDB, Cloud meetup ○ Forums : .NET, SQL Server, IT Pro ● Hit your limits with ○ Robotics – IESL, SLIIT. ○ Google Summer of Codes. ○ Imagine Cup – Microsoft. ○ Entrepreneurship – Spiralation, MIT- GSL, Young Entrepreneur Challenge.
  19. 19. Have hard targets Die for achieve them ● Complete degree with first class in minimal years. ● Keep eye on awards. ○ Best ERU publication Gold Medal. ○ Best Student. ○ Best Project. ○ Scholarships. ● Publish research paper and present it.
  20. 20. Makeup your personal brand ● Have a blog maintain it update it. ● Be a contributor in StackOverflow industry will notice you. ● Be with professional groups ex- Linkedin ● Keep updated ○ Ted Talks is a good source ○ Follow Slideshare you will get lot. ● Be part in competitions (GSOC, IEEE, Microsoft) ● Try things by yourself tweet on it Blog it, Make noice.
  21. 21. Have fun , Lot of fun , Hmmm ok keep your limits :)
  22. 22. Questions? Thank You

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