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Student Entrepreneurship Week 2020
Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 07:15

University of Cape Town (UCT) student entrepreneurs who want to take their business ideas to the next level are invited to take part in Student Entrepreneurship Week 2020 (#SEW2020) from 7 to 11 September.

Careers Conversations Series 2020
Career Conversations webinar series
Mon, 17 Aug 2020 - 10:30

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Careers Service will be running a series of Career Conversations webinars from 19 August to 18 November to help students identify the transferable skills they have acquired during their time at the university and show them how to use these skills to forge a successful career.

‘A+ teacher’ wins 2020 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 15:15

Hebert Gumbi, an accounting teacher at Mathunjwa High School in Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal, is the “proud” recipient of the 2020 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award.

Black women in leadership continue to face  challenges of inequality in the workplace
A challenge to female graduates: define how you will lead and empower
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 11:45

Black women in leadership positions are often confronted by different measures of success, intellect and effectiveness in the workplace. UCT Careers Service Director, Brenda Martin, reflects on her personal experience this Women's Month.

Global energy transition and the future of work
Global Energy Transition and the Future World of Work
Mon, 03 Aug 2020 - 09:45

The Global energy transition is affecting every aspect of energy production, distribution and consumption. These effects all have an implication for the world of work and in particular, for the talent required now and into the future.

The rapidly evolving definition of "Career"​
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 - 13:30

The notion of a Career being associated with a life-long dedication to one ‘job’, accompanied by long-term security of income and eventual retirement, was a thing of the past. UCT Careers Service Director, Brenda Martin, explains.

Covid-19 exposes harsh realities and benefits of a career in public health
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 - 08:15

Megan Blacker, a careers advisor at UCT Careers Service, speaks about how the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted not only the benefits - but also harsh realities - of pursuing a career in the publich health system.

UCT student organisations show resilience during lockdown
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 - 10:30

A group of University of Cape Town (UCT) students are showing grit and resilience by changing the way they work to adapt to the challenges of the national lockdown

Developing your career as COVID-19 unfolds
Wed, 17 Jun 2020 - 10:00

Ingrid van der Merwe, head of the Careers Advisory Service at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Careers Service, offers some practical advice for students navigating COVID-19.

UCT Careers Service Director, Brenda Martin
Q&A with UCT Careers Service’s new director
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 12:00

At the beginning of 2020, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Careers Service welcomed a new director to head up its award-winning team. Brenda Martin brings a wealth of experience in leadership and as a member of the campus community.

UCT Careers Service Peer Career Support Team
UCT Careers Service walks the talk on graduate employment with its annual internship programme
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 - 12:45

UCT Careers Service recently welcomed its 2020 cohort of Peer Career Support (PCS) staff members. Five PCS appointments are made each year as part of the Service’s goal to contribute to the personal and professional development of graduates. Their stint at the Careers Service helps them gain experience and successfully transition to the world of work.

Huawei bursary awards to UCT Students
UCT students get R2.7 million to support ICT skills in South Africa
Tue, 18 Feb 2020 - 14:30

UCT Students have been awarded R2.7 million in bursaries to help create youth employment and bring more ICT skills to South Africa.

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