Over 350 industry representatives from more than 106 companies and organisations are currently at DUT for the University’s successful annual World of World (WoW) Career Exhibition, an initiative which gives prominence to career opportunities, job placements, bursaries and internships.
The event kicked off yesterday (5 August 2015) and ends tomorrow (6 August 2015).
The event was organised and is being hosted by DUT’s Co-operative Education Department. “As the Co-operative Education Department, we want students to get opportunities after they have graduated and for companies to give DUT students an opportunity in the industry,” said the Department’s Andile Maphumulo, adding that they are impressed with students’ attendance.
There companies and organisations present include municipalities, SETAs, parastatals, the South African Navy and Air Force. Students have flocked to the event in their numbers in a bid to interact with the various companies and organisations present.
“We are here for students who study electronic engineering to apply for opportunities at the SABC,” said Zinhle Nkomo, a Technical Producer at the SABC. “Students are coming in their numbers in our table and we are satisfied with that because it shows that they want to know more about opportunities at the SABC. There are many potential candidates and we are encouraging them to email their CVs to the organisation,” Nkomo said.
Monamoleli Mthabiseng, first-year DUT Sports Management student said the WoW event would allow her the opportunity to apply for bursaries which will assist in paying for her studies “I really appreciate the opportunity of getting the chance to interact with these companies,” said Mthabiseng.
Pictured: DUT students in their numbers at the World of Work Career fair at the DUT Fred Crookes Sports Centre.