Read the latest news from UCT Careers Service.
We asked students how the Careers Service helped them. This is what they had to say.
The UCT Careers Service hosted Be Your Future Work Readiness Programme in partnership with KPMG for commerce students. The aim of the programme was to equip students with skills needed for the world of work by providing practical scenarios in recruitment and selection process from an employer’s perspective.
Awareness of the UCT Careers Service increased in second semester 2017 by consolidating over 40 events into a “festival of work” over a period of 6 weeks. Attended by over 1300 company representatives from 193 companies and estimated to reach over 15 000 students across platforms.
When students embark on one of the d-school’s Design Thinking programmes, usually it’s the first time in their academic lives that they have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams on real world challenges; and gain insights and experience that can help them innovate in the world of work in the future.
In today’s labour market that requires employees to have a set of soft skills to succeed in the world of work, Humanities students are most adept at these skills.
After months of development and fine-tuning, representatives of PPS and UCT Careers Services shared a moment to mark the launch of the refreshed website with several new online resources for the University’s students and faculty.
Dr Lovemore Kunorozva has completed an epic study journey of nine (9) years at UCT and has been consistently acknowledged for excellence and commitment as a recipient of two scholarships for his postgraduate work.
UCT Careers Service (CS) and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) made CHED proud at the 2016 MACE awards ceremony.
Both units picked up two Merit Awards each at the 2016 National Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) awards ceremony on 24 November in Cape Town.
In a prestigious accolade of recognition for the homegrown talent of our UCT students, the judges behind the 2016 GradStar Awards recognised Nicole Dunne (BSocSci Politics) and Ahmed Syed (BSc Chemical Engineering) as two of the top ten South African students for their overall readiness and ability for the workplace.
When Fuad Abrahams stood in for an injured colleague, little did he know that it would lead to a permanent post at UCT Careers Service. Now, over three decades later, Fuad is still part of the service that dedicates itself to providing careers information, advice and opportunities to UCT students and graduates.
The certificate in Career Skills for Working Life programme is run by UCT Careers Service in collaboration with its employer partner, Investec. For the second consecutive year, the Humanities Exclusive programme offered the opportunity for registered UCT Humanities students to explore the possibility of a career in a sector that is not traditionally synonymous with Humanities graduates.
Welcome back after this brief vac. We hope that you achieved your goals: an essay, a dissertation or just catching up on some reading and connecting with friends? This spring edition of 5Fourteen brings you the next round of choice offerings from the UCT Careers Service and partners.