Careers pros: (l-r) Dr Paul Redmond, president of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), Nawaal Boolay and Shaminie Chetty, both from UCT Careers Service, Jenny Owens, AGCAS vice-president, David Casey, director of UCT Careers Service, and Ian Forde, CEO of AGCAS.
The UK Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), an organisation that supports careers professionals, has welcomed UCT Careers Service as its first service member from outside the UK or Ireland.
According to David Casey, director of UCT Careers Service, this membership gives his team access to "a wealth of resources, information and knowledge", which will ultimately benefit UCT students who are exploring options for further study and employment.
AGCAS membership benefits include "peer support, mentoring and networking as well as access to research intelligence on higher education and graduate labour markets globally," adds Casey.
Eligibility for AGCAS membership depends on, among other things, "a careers service's ability to demonstrate its commitment to high quality service provision."
The UCT Careers Service is based on upper campus and is located within the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED). It provides a suite of services to UCT students and is driven by the following objectives: to strengthen the quality of UCT graduates, which includes preparing them to compete in a global workplace, and to help students and graduates make informed choices about their future.
For the past four years, UCT Careers Service has been voted the 'Best Careers Service' by the South African Graduate Recruiters Association (SAGRA). UCT Careers Service has also been praised by SAGRA for hosting the 'Best Careers Fair' in South Africa.
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