Career Day gives students a glimpse into the world of work
Whether or not you are looking for a job, a career day is a great place for you to conduct company research, explore numerous career opportunities, make personal contacts that can lead to a job, gather information from potential employers, find out what an employer values in its employees and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
On 17 May 2017 the North-West University’s (NWU) campus in Vanderbijlpark hosted a very successful General Career Fair which saw several companies being represented. These companies include: the Auditor General, Christian Art Distributors, DTI, Ernst & Young, FNB, MWR, OVC North West, Psybergate, PWC, Reverside Software Solutions, SARS, Standard Bank, Teach South Africa and the Small Enterprise Foundation.
The Career Fair – organised by the campus’s Career Centre – focused on introducing students to potential future employers. According to Elette van den Berg, head of the campus’s Career Centre, the value of an event such as the Career Fair should not be ignored. She explains that the world of work is constantly changing and as such young professionals are continually confronted by new challenges, many of which were hardly imagined only a few years ago. As a result, the nature of many current careers keep changing, while many new career possibilities will continue to develop.
The Honours Wing of the Learning and Research Commons played host to the General Career Fair.
Various companies were at hand to assist prospective graduates with career advice during the NWU’s campus in Vanderbijlpark’s recent General Career Fair.