UKZN Team at Kearsney College Career Expo
Representatives from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES), the College of Humanities and the Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit (ACRU) teamed up to participate at the Kearsney College Career Expo.
There were almost 70 exhibitors at the Expo which attracted about 600 visitors including learners, teachers and parents from Saint Mary’s, Thomas Moore, Hillcrest, Kloof, Waterfall College, Hlahlindlela and the KwaNtebeni Comprehensive High School.
The learners were given information booklets about CAES and programmes at the University generally.
The Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit attracted a large number of interested onlookers who were fascinated by the exciting and interactive displays.
Mrs Susan Wilson of CAES was on hand to provide additional information to those interested. ‘It was wonderful to interact with the learners and to give them the opportunity to find out about studying Astronomy and Cosmology at UKZN. Many students were interested and it was exciting to discuss all the current and future developments in the field which could lead to successful and fascinating careers,’ said Wilson.
Learners who visited the UKZN stand were treated to CAES branded bags and pens.
Headmaster of Kearsney, Mr Elwyn van den Aardweg, said: ‘The Kearsney Careers Day is presented to assist Kearsney boys as well as learners from schools in the Highway area and those in schools where Kearsney is involved in outreach projects, in their choice of careers.
‘It is an opportunity to have a positive impact on our local community and to inspire young people. A large variety of study opportunities and career options were on display, with opportunities for one-on-one discussions and follow-up. Feedback from exhibitors and visitors was tremendously positive,’ said van den Aardweg.- Leena Rajpal