College of Humanities Hosts 2016 Careers Fair
The College of Humanities Student Support Services held a Careers Day on the Howard College and Pietermaritzburg campuses giving students the opportunity to interact with various organisations which exhibited including RCL Foods, SAPS and UKZN.
South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) representative Ms Helen Seymour said: ‘This event allows us to meet potential employees and to interact with them and provide them with all the necessary information about our company.’
Talent Acquisition Manager for RCL Foods, Ms Tasmin Coleman, said: ‘Being a part of UKZN’s Careers fair gives us the opportunity to showcase our brand as well as to meet and interact with future employees. We have taken on quite a few UKZN graduates in the past year based on their skills and expertise. We hope to inspire future leaders.’
Psychology student Ms Phumla Zaca said: ‘The careers day exhibits were really great and informative. The expo allowed us to engage more with companies and organisations about possible career choices. Student Support Services really did a good job. I hope they have this event next year with even more companies attending.’
Another student, Mr Stuart Lee George, said it had been a good initiative by the College to showcase the many career opportunities available. ‘It was a really good effort but we need more companies to come through for next year. I advise all students to attend the next careers fair because they could potentially meet their next employer here.’
Manager of Student Support Services, Ms Angeline Stephens, said she was pleased students and companies found the events beneficial. ‘Graduate marketability and recruitment are an important component of developing student careers,’ she said.