College of Agriculture, Engineering
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UKZN’s Dr Leigh Jarvis of the Discipline of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering interacts with learners at a careers day.

UKZN hosts well attended Career Days

The School of Engineering held two Career Days for KwaZulu-Natal learners keen to pursue an Engineering degree at UKZN.

The days were well supported by youngsters, all top achievers in both Mathematics and Physics, who listened to presentations by academics and postgraduate students representing all nine Disciplines within the School.

Learners heard how they could move forward with their applications for admission as well as all about the necessary requirements to be accepted into the School.

Mr Wandile Mthethwa of Grade 12 at Hillgrove Secondary School said: ‘I want to study Civil Engineering next year and I have learned a lot from this career day. I did not know what Civil Engineering was about – I had an idea but clearly my idea was wrong. It was a great experience and it gave me a broad view of the different Engineering disciplines available at UKZN. It was also interesting to hear about the different jobs available in specific engineering fields.’

Said Ms Kerisa Daniel of Grade 12 at PR Pather Secondary: ‘I am keen to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree and because of this career day I am motivated to do it through UKZN. The career day has broadened the view I had on Mechanical Engineering and shown me what it entails as well as what is expected of me academically at high school.’

Words: Prashina Budree 

Photographs: Manqoba Hadebe