Students meet future employers

STUDENTS flocked to the Durban University of Technology’s graduate recruitment programme held at the Riverside campus in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday.

Curious students crowded the various display tables set up by businesses and providing information to graduates to help guide them on career choices once they complete their degrees.

The Witness stand attracted many students, wanting to know about the various departments within South Africa’s oldest continuously published newspaper.

Human resources manager Amelia Anandham said on Wednesday that the graduate recruitment programme gave students the opportunity to meet their prospective employers.

She said it also afforded students a chance to secure internships once they had graduated, or work experience for their final year.

The stand had been “extremely busy”, she said, with a good turnout of students across the different displays.

DUT eco-tourism management student Amanda Xuxa said the open day had been very informative and educational. “It has been eye-opening and has also given students a chance to think about where we want to go after university with the degrees we will have.”

Umgeni Water human resource recruitment manager Siphiwe Simamane’s stand also attracted a lot of attention. Simamane said the open day created an interactive platform between prospective employers and employees.

“It has been a really good turnout. Last year we recruited several students from DUT as interns. This year, we hope for the same so that we will be able to guide and grow skills and expertise.”

— WR.