Career exhibition bigger and better

Hashtag Festival 2018 is around the corner and do not miss the Career Exhibition if you are currently considering different career options. The Career Exhibition, on 13 and 14 September, will offer Namibian scholars and young adults with a unique opportunity to make an informed career decision.

10 July 2018 | Education

With the theme being “Sharing skills with all generations” this year’s Career Exhibition will not only benefit scholars. Young adults can visit the exhibition to find study options, and even alternative career paths.

The Career Exhibition will offer the school leaving learner different sessions in the morning, and part-time possibilities in the afternoon.

The exhibition also give full time and part-time students the opportunity to see suitable line of studies or even to redirect their current line of studies. The objective is to assist these groups to discover different career opportunities and to find a career related to their talents and interests.

Morning information sessions, will be held during the career exhibition to help learners plan for life after school and university. Learners will also be guided on how to build a resume and there will be opportunities to talk to representatives from various companies on career building

Throughout the festival speakers from different career sectors will conduct presentations relevant to their field of expertise. About 3 000 Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners and parents from all corners of Namibia are expected to take part and attend to various presentations aimed at career development.

The Career Exhibition had 46 exhibitors at the 2017 Hashtag Festival and this year should offer even more. One of the exhibitors from 2017, that again confirmed being present this year, is the North West University. The University manager for student recruitment undergraduate, Piet Steyn, said he is looking forward to this year’s exhibition. “The Expo last year was well organized and as an institution we could see a lot of prospective students, parents, alumni and other role players and personally deal with inquiries and networking with partners in the corporate world” said Steyn.

The North-West University (NWU) is widely regarded as one of the top tertiary institutions in South Africa. The unique culture of the NWU can be attributed to one university, eight faculties and internationally recognised qualifications. NWU offer career-orientated degrees that equip you to be innovative and they provide a unique student experience with modern facilities. Sports and cultural achievements are also high priority in Potchefstroom.

“In addition to your qualification, the NWU offers you a life experience that equips you with leadership skills, the ability to work in teams, to embrace different cultures and be part of a caring community” added Steyn.

Students, who cannot enrol at one of NWU's campuses for a contact programme, may enrol for a degree or diploma through the Unit for Open Distance Learning. Programmes offered are degrees and diplomas in Education, a BSc degree in IT, a BA in Public Governance with Policing Practice, diplomas in Nursing and a Theology degree. The programmes are presented with scheduled white-board contact sessions at selected study centres and the use of NWU's eFundi learning management platform.

Besides the North-West University, the 2018 Career Exhibition will have other exhibitors from Universities from Namibia and abroad. This will including distance education institutions, technical institution, financial institutions, the Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs, the Embassy of South Africa, insurance institutions, vocational education and training, Namibia Qualifications Authority and career presentations. Junior chef competitions will also be part of the Careers Exhibition.

The career presentations topics will cover different themes and will also be presented on 13 and 14 September. It will include topical subjects like owning your own clothing brand and how to become a playwright. Engineering trends for the future will also be discussed as well as what your options will be to pursue a career in the outdoors. For the talented sportsman there will be presentations on how to follow a career in the world of sport. Very practical tools will also be presented in why certain procrastination tools are useful and even a talk on what the top 5 study snacks are.

Guidance will also be given on how to turn your curriculum vitae into an interview.

The 2018 Career Exhibition is surely an event to add to your calendar.

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