Career Development Services

The Career Development Office within Student Support Services offers a range of services that prepare students for a seamless integration into the world of work. Services offered include:

  • Graduate Recruitment seminars & presentations
  • Careers/Employers’ Fairs
  • Individual consultation on Job Search Skills
  • Job Search Skills Workshops
  • Part-time & full-time Employment
  • Employer Magazines & Publications

Graduate Recruitment & Part-Time Employment

Our annual Accounting Professions day, Law Professions Day and the Careers exhibition is your link to the world of work. Our CDO facilitates contact between students/graduates and employers through Accounting Profession’s Day, Law Day Annual General Careers Exhibition, Company Presentation and Company Showcase Be sure to attend as these events as they expose students to prospective local, national and international employers please ensure that you rregister on our CDO data-base so that you are updated on part and full-time employment opportunities.

Part-time and Full-time Employment

We advertise part-time and full-time employment and internships for some of the top companies in Durban. Please ensure you access these through the online University notices, notice boards, Moodle. In some instances, we email students who are registered on our data base, directly.

Career development workshops

Our career Development office conducts regular training workshops on all three of our campuses to help you develop new skills, brand yourself for the world of work thereby enhancing your marketability. The following workshops are offered:

  • Branding Yourself for the working world
  • Cover Letter & CV Writing Skills
  • Interview Skills: Prepare yourself for the world of work
  • Work-related transferrable skills & Job Search Skills

Visit our office for:

  • An individual career development session
  • Career magazines and newspapers
  • Application forms for internships
  • Company information

Train-The-Trainer & Leadership Development Workshops

Train-the-trainer workshops upskill and empower student groups to enable them to facilitate and train other students thus sharing skills and training. Student organisations, clubs and societies can be trained in this way. Some of the workshops offered in the train-the-trainer format include:

  • Time Management
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Note-taking & Note-making
  • Study Skills
  • Learning styles

Leadership Development workshops are geared towards student bodies in positions of leadership (viz. SRC, Resident Assistants, House Committees, ADOs, Mentors, etc.). The aim is to empower student leaders to manage responsibilities in an informed, professional and ethical manner. Workshops offered include:

  • Referral processes – How and when to refer to SSS
  • Managing Student Relationships, Confidentiality & Setting Boundaries
  • Support Groups for students in leadership positions
  • Personality driven Leadership
  • Emotional Agility

Advocacy, Campaigns & Seminars

Student Support provides services that advocate for the needs and support required by students. This may include assistance with academic appeals processes, disability-related referral, psychiatric intervention. Graduate assistant and tutor training. Campaigns are used to create awareness, engagement and change in topical issues related to student psychological health, wellbeing and academic success. Campaigns & Seminars have included the Stand Up! Speak Out! Stop Gender Based Violence; Staying on The Green; Mental Health Awareness