Virtual Career Fair at the Mamelodi campus
The Mamelodi campus presented a virtual career fair on 17 April 2021. The career fair aimed to assist learners in making career choices. Dr Martina Jordaan, Head, Community engagement and postgraduate students from the Mamelodi campus, indicated that “the COVID-19 regulations were the main reasoning behind the virtual career fair.”
Learners had the opportunity to watch a video about the Mamelodi campus as well as the University of Pretoria with a motivational talk by one of the student advisors, Ms Valerian Diphoko. SIT LINK IN) The video was also streamed via a BlackBoard collaborate session, and published on YouTube as well as the JuniorTukkie classroom platform. Learners could also search for possible careers, bursaries and institutions to study on interactive links provided. The learners could also ask questions through three WhatsApp numbers. Lucky draw gifts were handed out during the day that includes cell phone top-ups
Learners from the Pre-University Academy had the opportunity to watch the video and work through the links provided during one of the lessons. Two staff members of JuniorTukkie, Ms Nancy Mashele and Mr Samuel Mashishi answered the learners' questions. Ms Ida Meyer, the senior faculty-student advisor of the Mamelodi campus, indicated that “The information links will be available for the rest of the year on the web (https://www.up.ac.za/mamelodi-campus/article/2964354/career-fair-mamelodi-campus), and the WhatsApp number 0727840699 and 0728460983 will be active between 14:00 and 16:00 on weekdays for any career-related questions.”
The fully online hybrid career fair showed that a hybrid model may be the future for presenting career fairs as the information is available throughout the year.