Job hunting and don’t know where to start? This is certainly no rudimentary task. Now that you have graduated and fulfilled the “what” in the old saying, the time for the “who” to come into play, has arisen. The careers service brings you its Career Conversations series. This is a great networking opportunity to meet prospective employers and gain insight into their companies. The series starts on Thursday 24 July with Careers in Consulting with McKinsey & Company.

Have a look at the programme below and make sure to attend talks relevant to you.


There is nothing more exciting than submitting your thesis, and finally letting go of years of blood, sweat and tears. On the other hand, there is also nothing more daunting than the dreaded job hunt and hitting the working wAll-Degreesorld. Fortunately UCT’s careers service offers you all that you need in rising to meet this challenge. Stop by at Jameson Hall on Wednesday 30 July for the All Degree Careers Expo. Also have a look at the second issue of my semester planner below, for all career service updates and workshops.

My Semester Planner 2014

The Savvy Researcher Series brings information professionals and university experts together with postgraduate students to explore topics related to research and academic success. The series aims to attract all Postgraduate students across disciplines.

Postgraduate students are exploring new methods of research, resulting in new forms of digital output, e.g., data sets, blogs, and wikis; the series aims to meet the evolving needs of postgraduates and enhance the continuum of scholarly communication from discovery to delivery through the provision of information resources, services and partnerships.

The Savvy Researcher seminars are held in the Ulwazi Training Room in the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library on Thursday afternoons from 15h00-16h30. (more…)