Learners flock to Career Fair

The NUST Career Fair was a beehive of activity last week as hundreds of learners flocked to the Engineering Basement, eager to visit the exhibition stands in the hope that they will get a clearer picture of what they wish to study after completing Grade 12.

During the two-day Career Fair, held under the theme: “Sustainable Innovation,” more than 30 companies, ministries and faculties were represented, giving the learners a wide continuum of career options.

The first Career Fair was held 20 years ago to encourage school learners to equip themselves for the job market by enrolling at the institution upon completing Grade 12.

The Vice-Chancellor, Tjama Tjivikua, officially opened the Fair, and said: “In today’s technological age, our career fair is a physical or in-person engagement, meaning there is physical or face-to-face contact between the interested parties. The benefits of this fair are immense because of the personal experience and the lasting memories. This is different from a virtual fair, which means that the parties can meet only through media such as the internet. I need to remind you that a great journey starts with a great plan, at a great institution like NUST. A fair is a great place to meet, mingle, search, learn and even commit.”

The guest speaker, Erwin Tjipuka, Managing Partner at Deloitte, enthusiastically encouraged the young people to value mentorship, which, he said, had an immense impact on shaping him into the person he is today. He recounted the journey of his highly successful career.

Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2016
for Month: 
March, 2016

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