USP students making use of career advice offered by potential employers during the Careers Fair at the Laucala Campus.
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a Career and Internship 2018 programme at the Laucala Campus on 6-10 August 2018.
The annual event was coordinated by the Career and Entrepreneurial Centre, and featured 60 top employers who were invited to showcase their services to students as potential employees.
Mr Semi Bilitaki, USP Career Counsellor explained that the programme included two (2) days of exposition at the Student Car Park.
“The expo was aimed at having students meet with employers and learn about job recruitment, internships and attachments available within these organisations,” he commented.
Workshops and presentations were also held concurrently at the Japan-Pacific ICT theatre for Faculty Focus Sessions where industry stakeholders spoke on the availability of industrial attachments, graduate internships and recruitment.
“Since this is a week-long programme for career development, it was also aimed at preparing students for future employment,” Mr Bilitaki stated.
These he said, include Job Seeking Skills Workshops where invited employers conducted presentations on covering letters, resumes, interview skills and career portfolios.
Final year student Leveni Sau said he was grateful to USP for organising such a platform to enable students to get a feel of industry life and attachment opportunities.
“I am very excited because this is my chance to seek employment especially as I am about to complete my studies. I know how difficult it is to get a job nowadays so I thank USP for bringing this opportunity right to our doorstep,” he said.
Leilani Pau of Tonga, who is also graduating soon said she made sure she visited all the booths to see what was in store for graduating students when they finish off from University.
“I have learnt quite a lot within this week and I am grateful for this opportunity. The employer representatives were very helpful with my queries and I am sure it will help me make an informed decision about what I want to do after I leave USP,” she said.
The week ended on a high note with a recruitment drive by the audit firms of KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ernest and Young and BDO Fiji.
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