13 October 2016 Volume :4 Issue :47

WILL Committee Organises Grade 12 Career Day

WILL Committee Organises Grade 12 Career Day
Women in Leadership and Leverage Committee ‘It’s my future’ Day.

The Women in Leadership and Leverage Committee (WILL) from the College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a career day for the Grade 12 learners from Dr Nembula High School near Amanzimtoti.  

Participants heard about various career options offered by CHS including pharmacy, optometry, speech and hearing therapy, physiotherapy, sports science, medicine and nursing.  

The youngsters were also informed about student funding opportunities provided by the University. 

Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Senior Lecturer Dr Tricia Naicker coordinated the event with the pupils hearing various guest speakers giving details on a career in health sciences.  

Student Councillor, Dr Kamila Rawatlal, conducted a career profile assessment and informed the learners about coping with the demands of matric.  

 Dr Gloria Mfeka, who spoke about being a 21st century woman, encouraged Grade 12 learners to pursue their dreams with boldness. ‘If you feel a little fear in your heart, do it anyway,’ she advised.  

The career day was a great success and Naicker said it would become an annual initiative of the WILL committee. 

It is hoped the number of young folk attending will increase next year.

author : Sinenhlanhla Ngubane
author email : Ngubanes2@ukzn.ac.za