COMPANIES OFFER JOBS TO GRADUATES AND UNDERGRADUATES
By: Lucky Khanyile
Durban University of Technology students are adamant World of Work (WOW) will help them secure internships and job placement on the first day of the event.
Students were given a chance to market themselves in different relevant companies of their courses in the annual two-day event. Steve Biko and Riston campuses hosted
these different companies from different industries, on 5 to 6 August.
The under graduates turned out to witness what some of them call a life time opportunity.
Sfiso Mahlangu, a Cost Management Accounting student, believes that this will make things simpler as he is about to enter the world of work.
He said, “ I am here to get a job and I know it will happen. This thing does work, people must come to and leave their names.
My sister secured her internship last year through WOW so I also have faith of getting a job in one of these companies today especially ABSA bank.”
Sbusiso Ncayiyana, a third year Electrical Engineering student, was happy with this year’s variety of companies that came out to exhibit.
Ncayiyana said that, it is amusing to be exposed in big companies such as Toyota, Hullet and Multichoice.
One of the exhibitors was Tsogo Sun and its representative from the Hotel Department, Grace Smith, was happy with the attendance of the students.
She said it great to see the youth taking their future seriously and that shows when they are in the workplace.
“We will not consider any internships now because we let lecturers send qualifying students to work with us. The level of work amongst the students we have had is extraordinary but there are those rotten potatoes,” said Smith.
However, not all students see this as a success as they believe it is a waste of time.
They lament the ‘lack of consistency’ in the employment or placement of students.
WOW also has companies that offer bursaries to students and Work Integrated Learning (WIL).