Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Career Lounge: the field of biodiversity

The Career Centre, Ric Bernard and the Catchment Research Group (CRG) has been working closely with WWF-SA, Green Matter, The Lewis Foundation and SANBI on a University Based Career Development Plan to increase the knowledge of opportunities and careers available in the Biodiversity sector in South Africa. This has been a long process of collaboration between all concerned. 

The idea of the Career Lounge is to create an opportunity and good “informal” space for professionals in various careers in biodiversity to showcase their career and the highlights of their job so that students get valuable insights into various careers and can get  information about where to start their job search process.

So although the presentation is in a formal lecture venue – the idea is to create a space and opportunity where questions can be asked and students can interact with the presenter. We are planning on having 6 presentations this year to showcase different careers in this sector – any suggestions on suitable speakers to be invited will be welcome.

Our first “Career Lounge” presentation will be held on 24 April and Dr Kevin Whittington-Jones from CES is our guest speaker.

Please spread the word about this event – all are welcome and light refreshments will be served in the foyer afterwards.

Date: 24 April 2014
Venue: Eden Grove Red Lecture Theatre