DUT’S COOPERATIVE EDUCATION BRINGS STUDENTS CLOSER TO THEIR DREAM JOBS
By: Winston Sibanda
There was a large turnout at Steve Biko Campus’s Global Career Company (GCC) presentation on getting your dream job.
According to GCC General manager Monique Tenderini, the formation of GCC was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s initiative to bring back South Africans from abroad to develop South Africa.
She urged students to send through their CVs so that they can be on the company’s database.
Tenderini said, “can you imagine how hard it is for you to get an appointment with a big company’s human resource manager. As Global Career Company we give that to you on a silver plate.”
The company holds recruitment summits where it invites global companies to recruit graduates according to their CVs.
Percy Hadebe who works at the institution’s Cooperative Education Department said that the department caters for every student regardless of nationality.
He mentioned that they have different projects and programmes that aim at introducing students to the industry.
Hadebe said, “we sit ondifferent boards which comprise of different people from the industry who guide us in terms of what the industry needs.”
He said this helps in equipping students for the industry, thus giving them proper training for different careers.
Electrical Engineering student Tinashe Mademe said that the presentation brought hope of employment to him as an international student. He expressed concern over how international students are neglected when it comes to industry.
Tonderini said that most African big companies have moved their offices to South Africa hence making it easy for other nationals to meet prominent employers from their countries in South Africa.
She said that GCC does not work with specialised programmes like medicine.
She urged all students to visit the GCC offices or website to get more information on how they can be helped to secure jobs with big companies.