The North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng hosted its annual Career Fair on 20 July 2018 at the Campus Student Centre.
This year’s well-attended Career Fair, an initiative of the NWU Career Centre, allowed students to engage with prospective employers. This annual event does not only close the gaps between students, employers, alumni and academics, but also contributes to the optimal development of well-rounded graduates.
Ultimately the Career Centre aims to develop graduates who are able to address the complex challenges of the world of work. They must also be able to play a meaningful role in addressing the broad social, economic, environmental and ethical challenges facing our society.
“The NWU invests substantially in ensuring relevant curricula that will assist in delivering quality graduates that are able to plough back skills into the economy”, said Ms Lorna Mokgadi, the campus liaison officer. “Our support structures help students to develop an understanding of the world of work and the kind of attributes that employers are looking for in graduates.”
Besides the various exhibitions, the programme also included presentations by the Department Trade and Industry, South African Breweries and the National Treasury, informing final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students of career prospects in their organisations.
The annual Career Fair on the NWU’s campus in Mahikeng was a great success.