Virtual interview room for students

31 August 2016

UCT Careers Service, which offers students expert careers advice, has launched its new virtual interview room in partnership with technology company Cisco.

The facility will help UCT students connect with prospective employers in a virtual space. With the rise of digital communications, it has become increasingly important to have access to technology when job searching.

“Even though campus is Wi-Fi enabled, no room exists to book a space for a virtual job interview,” said graduate recruitment coordinator Hisham Hoosain, who helped set up the facility. “This room stemmed from the need of students who wanted a virtual room, and employers who use Webex software for conferencing.”

David Casey, the director of Careers Service, saw an opportunity and approached Cisco, who owns the Webex video-conferencing software. The company agreed to partner with UCT by sponsoring the licence.

The room is available to all registered students and is housed in the Careers Service offices on upper campus.

Photo Michael Hammond.
Caption A student uses the new virtual interview room in the Careers Service offices.

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