College of Humanities Hosts Career Exhibition
UKZN College of Humanities students had an opportunity to engage with potential employers at the Annual Careers Exhibition.
The information sharing session organised by Student Support Services took place on the Howard and Pietermaritzburg campuses. Companies attending included Competition Commission South Africa, BP, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Labour and many more.
Registered Psychologist and Manager for Student Support Services at the College Dr Angeline Stephens was thrilled to resume the annual event in-person again. ‘This is an opportune time for students to interact with potential employers and a chance to relook and reconsider one’s career path especially with all the unknowns in the world.’
Addressing the students on the Howard College campus, she added, ‘Ask as many questions as possible so you can discover how what you are studying aligns with the career you are considering.’
Bachelor of Social Science student, Ms Lufaidah Adam, said the Career Exhibition was motivating, and provided her with information on prospective employers. She was also made aware of organisations that exist on campus that she could take advantage of when building up her experience.
‘I am walking out of this experience more confident, knowing that I possess the qualifications and skills necessary to be relevant in the job market. I now have a better understanding of how to utilise my free time in my undergraduate and postgraduate studies,’ she said.
Analyst at Competition Commission South Africa Ms Nonjabulo Sambo, said, ‘We are at the Careers Fair to educate students about the work the commission does and to recruit dynamic, hardworking and committed individuals for our 2-year Cadet Training Programme.’
Early Career Senior Advisor at BP, Ms Niccy Legoka, said that the company is always looking for new talent for its graduate programme. ‘We have received very good and hardworking graduates from UKZN who are now senior professionals at the company. We are here to share our brand with the students and hopefully find new talent,’ she said.
Words and photographs: Lungile Ngubelanga