Read the latest news from UCT Careers Service.
A decade of hard work, dedication and humility was recognised this week when Sfiso Kubeka, a Maths and Science teacher from Menzi High School in uMlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, received the 2018 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award.
Four UCT students managed to scoop R15 000 in prize money when they became the FLUX First Semester winners in 2018, which they won because of their collective drive, business acumen, teamwork and entrepreneurial spirit.
This year, banking and insurance consultancy firm Monocle has come on board as a headline sponsor of the FLUX Entrepreneurship Business Game and Expo. The reimagined one-day 120+ exhibitor Expo aims to be the largest on UCT’s campus.
The CS launched its 50th anniversary celebrations recently, which was bitter-sweet as it marked the departure of its current director, David Casey, who for the past six years has been pivotal in providing leadership to his dedicated staff.
Developing well-rounded and socially conscious students is an integral part of UCT’s 2020 vision to create global citizens. In support of this, UCT Careers Services’ Beyond School Careers Programme runs its Career Education Workshop, which equips UCT students across faculties and study levels with the skills to be careers ambassadors in communities - both locally and beyond South Africa’s borders.
Encouraging students to develop entrepreneurship skills is one of the key objectives of the UCT Careers Service (CS). Not only does the service align with - and report on - entrepreneurship as part of the UCT Strategic Planning Framework 2020 vision, it also links to the national Department of Higher Education and Training’s aims to stimulate entrepreneurship development in higher education.
How do higher-education institutions ensure best practice when delivering careers services to tomorrow’s students and employers while keeping up with the ever-changing world of work?
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.