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.
The second “Career Lounge” presentation will be held on 22 May and Dr Angus Paterson and Dr Monica Mwale from SAIAB are the guest speakers.
Please spread the word about this event – all are welcome and light refreshments will be served in the foyer afterwards.
Date: 22 May 2014
Venue: Barratt Lecture Theatre 1