Will your career choice be relevant in future?

The Institution’s 24th Annual Career Fair was held last week on campus and thousands of students and learners attended the event, eager to get career guidance. The Fair was held under the University’s 2019 theme ‘Catalysing Youth Empowerment for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.’ More than 30 exhibitors participated in the two-day event.

Career choices
According to a World Economic Forum article titled ‘5 ways students can graduate fully qualified for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,’ there are a number of questions students and learners need to ask themselves before choosing a career.

Will the cost of my education be repaid by its value? Will that career even exist by the time I am ready to join the workforce?

Sindano Nekundi, Marketing Manager, Standard Bank, delivered the keynote address at the Fair, and he echoed similar sentiments. “Ask yourself, what do future jobs look like? Identify those jobs and choose your subjects according to that profile,” he advised. “There is an urgent need for young people to embrace technological advancements which have affected the demand for particular occupations and skills, such as problem-solving, networking, entrepreneurship, interpersonal skills and ethical behaviour,” he added.

The NUST Founding Vice-Chancellor, Dr Tjama Tjivikua, urged the learners to always take full advantage of any opportunity to engage academics and industry.

Highlights
The event was broadcast live on NBC Radio, to reach audiences beyond the Khomas Region. An area in the exhibition hall was designated to NUST alumni, who voluntarily gave advice to students. Another highlight was a display by Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care students. They simulated a motor vehicle accident scene and demonstrated how patients are rescued. This piqued the interest of several learners.

Awards

  • On the last day of the event, an Awards Ceremony was held to recognise exhibitors with the most outstanding and engaging stalls. The best exhibitors are as follows:
  • Corporate category - Central Northern Electricity Distribution Company (CENORED)
  • Government Ministry category - Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS)
  • NUST Exhibitor category - Faculty of Management Sciences
Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019
for Month: 
March, 2019

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