First Day of WoW At DUT

By: Lungelo Ngcamu

The first day of World of Work (WoW) started on a high note at Durban University of Technology on Wednesday.
This annual career exhibition was held at Steve Biko (Sports centre) and Ritson campus (Ritson hall). The aim of the event is to bring different companies to students with the intention to offer them bursaries and work integrated learning.

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According to Public Relations Officer from Co-operative Government, Bongeka Maphumulo, the biggest intention of the WoW is to make connection between students and companies regarding internships and bursaries.
“It is easy for our students to interact with companies face to face that is main aim of WoW. I also believe that students will get help from companies that came to the event,” said Maphumulo.
Looking at the presentation, Maphumulo said that she was impressed with the large numbers of students who showed interest in the exhibition.
“In terms of attendance of students, I am satisfied even with companies that showed up. I am also happy about the way the event was organized,” she added.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation was also there to engage with students searching for interns in the field of Computer Science and Electrical engineering.
Zinhle Nkomo from SABC said that they are in search of engineering students to work with them the near future.
“We as SABC we are looking for students who are doing Computer Systems and Electrical Engineering (Light current) and Telecommunications,” said Nkomo.
She was also impressed with students who visited the SABC exhibition stand and said that they are still looking for more students to visit their stand.“There are a lot of students who came here and they dropped their CV’s and we are looking forward to invite them for interviews,” concluded Nkomo.

Second year Maritime Studies student, Thembelihle Gqwara said that her aim is to get in service training.
“The reason why I came here is to seek job opportunities out there,” said Gqwara.
Gqwara also said that she would be happy to get a feedback from companies where she will drop her CV to them.

The exhibition still continues on Thursday, students must come in numbers.

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