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Attend a Careers Expo

Attend a Careers Expo

The Careers Service hosts a number of careers expos throughout the year.  These events, which cover a wide range of sectors, offer students the opportunity to meet and network with top local and global organisations, whilst offering recruiters the opportunity to meet a large number of potential candidates in an instant. 

Attending a careers expo is an ideal opportunity to build brand recognition on campus and promote the opportunities you have on offer.

With 10 careers expos from which to choose this year, employers are spoilt for choice. Over 269 employers participated in careers expos during the previous academic year – if you’re not one of them, your competitors could be getting “first pick” of the best talent.

Our programme of Careers Expos include:

Internship Expo: 20 April 2017

Does your organisation have any vacation work programmes or June/July & Dec/Jan internships on offer? 

Gain early access to top talent by participating in the annual Internship Expo, designed to introduce penultimate & final-year students to the range of internship opportunities available in the June/July and Dec/Jan vacation periods. 

Event venue & times to be confirmed.  

Law Expo: 10 May 2017

Hosted at UCT's Law Faculty, the annual Law Careers Expo is a great way to meet and engage with interested students. With over 660 undergraduate and 630 postgraduate law students, you have the opportunity to meet students at all academic levels, and can discuss the bursary, vacation work and graduate opportunities you have to offer.

This event takes place on 10 May 2017, from 9am to 3pm. It will be hosted in the Kramer Quad, Middle Campus.

Africa Expo: 23 May 2017

Looking to recruit the best & brightest talent in Africa?

Nearly 5 000 international students from over 100 countries study at UCT. Over half of these hail from the Southern African Development Community (SADC). This is the ideal opportunity to interact with international African students who are interested in opportunities in their home countries and elsewhere in Africa.

All Degrees: 16 August 2017

Are you recruiting from across multiple disciplines and academic levels? The All Degree Careers Expo is a great way for you to engage with a diverse audience and market your opportunities to UCT students from various academic backgrounds.

This is a very popular expo and bookings are limited.

Accounting: 17 August 2017

A sector-specific event, the annual Accounting Careers Expo looks to expose Accounting students to the various opportunities available in their field.

This is the ideal opportunity for employers to meet and engage with Accounting students at all academic levels, and build campaign awareness on campus.

Business, Finance & Management: 21 August 2017

A sector-specific event, this expo gives employers the opportunity to meet with a wide range of students in business, finance & management related fields. Showcase what you have to offer young graduates.

Banking, Consulting & Asset Management: 22 August 2017

Newly launched for 2017

This event is targeted at students who wish to embark in a career in these sectors, exposing them to the various career options available. This is earmarked to be one of our most popular events for 2017.

Technology Expo: 23 August 2017

A sector-specific event, the Tech expo brings students together in one convenient setting to network and engage with potential employers.

Students from the following disciplines/degrees are invited to attend:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology & other IT-related courses
  • Science programmes
  • Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering programmes & related


Engineering & the Built Environment: 24 August 2017

Are you looking to recruit top talent from the Engineering faculty? Join us for the Engineering expo!

Some of the disciplines/degrees invited to attend this event include:

  • Civil engineering;
  • Construction Management Studies;
  • Quantity surveying;
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Electro-Mechanical engineering;
  • Chemical engineering and more.


To book your spot at a careers expo

Speak to Nawaal Boolay - Head: Employer Relations

Tel: 021 650 5028

Take a look at the Careers Expos we have on offer and the costs involved.

Comments from Employers

"We've been coming to this expo for 3 years now, and have seen how its grown to be bigger & better. Great work- keep doing what you're doing!"


"Great expo! Got some really great candidates."