11 August 2016 Volume :4 Issue :35

Students receive Career Information at Employers Career Exhibition

Students receive Career Information at Employers Career Exhibition
Students engaging with prospective employers at the career exhibition.

Are you one of tomorrow’s future leaders? What makes you stand out?  Are you ready to begin your journey to a successful career? 

Students hoping to get guidance on the above attended the annual Employers Career Exhibition where they interacted with prospective employers. 

The exhibition was hosted on the Pietermaritzburg, Westville and Howard College campuses by the College of Law and Management Studies in partnership with College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. 

The event created a platform for students to engage with prospective employers about opportunities for personal development, full time and vacation employment, training contracts, learnerships, international work-placement and bursary opportunities. 

Over 40 companies - including Coca-Cola, Amazon, RCL Foods, Johnsons and Unilever – as well as about 2 000 students attended. 

Supply Chain students, Ms Palesa Mosikili and Ms Nothile Gida said the event created an opportunity for them to not only find out about career opportunities in the supply chain sector but it also introduced them to companies they did not even know existed which has widened their career outlook. 

Economics student, Mr Progius Mabusela said the event empowered him with the career guidance he needed to make an informed decision about his future. 

‘Sometimes you know what you want to do but are not sure where you fit or what the application process is for that career path. Today, I got to ask those questions to the right people and get the information I needed. This has motivated me to explore all the options available to me and not limit myself,’ he said.

author : Thandiwe Jumo
author email : jumo@ukzn.ac.za