Strengthening Alumni Relations and Helping them Succeed
Relationships between UKZN and recent alumni - many of whom graduated in April this year (2018) - have been strengthened through a Job Search Skills Workshop recently held and co-ordinated by the Alumni Relations office.
A follow-up workshop on Leadership Skills takes place in October this year.
The one-day Job Search Skills Workshop - facilitated by Dr Sheri Seetal, a former UKZN staff member - attracted graduates from all four UKZN Colleges with many having travelled from various distant parts of KwaZulu-Natal to attend. Feedback received on the workshop included ‘extremely interesting’, ‘packed with essential information’ and ‘a real learning curve’.
The workshop covered issues such as the job search process, job adverts and cover letters, CV writing, interview skills as well as workplace related issues including work ethics, customer care and office skills.
Similar workshops will soon become an annual feature on the programme of activities of the Alumni Relations office.
Alumni Relations welcomes feedback from graduates on other workshops they believe would be of benefit.
Words: Finn Christensen