Career Services at UP – providing support to graduates

Posted on January 28, 2020

The Career Services Office (CSO) at the University of Pretoria (UP) provides a centre of support for UP students and graduates to assist them in preparing for their careers. We are a division that is located in the Old Chemistry building on the Hatfield Campus. Students and alumni are welcomed in a friendly environment where they can receive advice and assistance to plan and prepare for their careers.

The Career Services Office offers the following services:

  • Career events and fairs
  • Graduate recruitment events
  • Hosting employers that conduct on-site job interviews and assessments
  • Providing one-on-one assistance on Ready for Work
  • Hosting Ready for Work workshops
  • Specialist seminars
  • Advertising job opportunities
  • Providing articles on current Ready for Work practices

The CSO, in conjunction with Enterprises UP, offers a variety of online courses to assist with the transition from university to work. The CSO, together with Enterprises UP, has launched the Ready for Work programme. This programme is specifically designed for students and graduates from UP to acquire the requisite skills and attributes to help them integrate more easily into the world of work, and to move from the world of education to the world of work with essential and/or specialised skills that will improve their employment (or self-employment) prospects. Students can access the Ready for Work courses through Enterprises UP’s webpage at http://www.enterprises.up.ac.za/ ready4work, as well as ClickUP. Visit these platforms to enrol for the courses.

In addition, Career Services – in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Office – provides support to alumni who recently graduated within the past two years. Alumni can therefore make use of the office’s services to improve employability.

Feel free to contact us at 012 420 2315 or [email protected] to book an appointment with Career Services on campus. Let us help you grow your employability after graduation.

- Author Career Services Office
Published by Xolani Mathibela

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