NWU to host virtual career fair

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:17

NWU to host virtual career fair

With the unemployment rate at an alarming 30,1% in South Africa, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Career Centre is pulling out all the stops to ensure that its graduates find employment.

On 21 October the Career Centre will host a virtual career fair for all NWU students from 09:00 to 16:00.

The career fair is aimed at exposing students to potential employers and exciting job opportunities. It also aims to give organisations the opportunity to engage with students.

This is their second virtual career fair since lockdown started. According to Hloni Putsoane, who is responsible for employer engagement at the Career Centre, the first fair was a huge success, with approximately 2 000 students participating in the event.

“We are expecting 50 companies to exhibit at our second career fair, and anticipate that even more students will take part in this event.

“We encourage NWU students to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, and to register and upload their curriculum vitae’s in advance,” says Hloni.

He adds that there is still space for organisations who want to exhibit at the fair. Companies who want to exhibit should contact Hloni at Hloni.Putsoane@nwu.ac.za.

Students who want to attend the event can register via the following link

https://nwuvirtualcareerfair.easyvirtualfair.com/prefair/, or by scanning the QR code on the poster on the Career Centre’s Facebook page. For any student enquiries, please contact campus liaison officer Tshepiso Mothupi at Tshepiso.Mothupi@nwu.ac.za.