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Students Enjoy Launch of DUT Career Fair

Students Enjoy Launch of DUT Career Fair

The Durban University of Technology’s Co-operative Education Department launched the World of Work (WoW) Career Drive today, 30 July 2015, at the Steve Biko Campus’ Food Court area.

Focusing on employability and learning about job and internship opportunities offered by companies is the idea behind the WoW launch. The DUT World of Work, which is now in its ninth year, is organised by DUT’s Department of Co-Operative Education and is sponsored by PPS, Nandos and TARDYN.

The Department of Co-Operative Education’s role is to provide an integrated approach to higher education which combines academic learning and associated workplace experience  which is achieved through the relationship between the University, its students, industry and the community.

Andile Maphumulo, from the DUT Cooperative Education, stated, “We realised that most of the students don’t know about the Department of Co-Operative Education and the role it plays and that is why we decided to do this campaign. The department specifically assists students in terms of being placed in respective companies and assisting students for internship training. They (students) must know that there is a department at DUT that specialises in helping students by placing them in their respective places of work and helping students to obtain permanent employment after their studies are completed at DUT,” he said.

At the launch, students were entertained by singer/rapper Aewon Wolf, students were delighted to participate in an eating competition which was sponsored by Nandos.

Qhawe Ngcobo, second year Maritime student, said: “We really appreciate all the assistance the Department of Co-Operative Education given to us, (students) in finding jobs in companies, after we have graduated, and also giving us exposure to industries.“

The World of Work Careers Fair is taking place on Wednesday, 5 August 2015, to Thursday, 6 August 2015. Maphumulo added that the Department of Co-Operative Education have invited many companies to come and interact with students and to assist them with career plans and gives employers the opportunity to recruit students  for their specific field of study.

Pictured: Sandile Zikhali & Mfanuphetheni Zulu, having fun, at the World of Work (WoW) Career Drive.

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