UG hosts its annual Career Fair and Open Day
DPI, Guyana, Friday, February 16, 2018
The University of Guyana (UG) today hosted its annual Career Fair and Open Day on its Turkeyen Campus grounds under the theme “Expanding your horizons, Exploring the possibilities”.
The activity saw scores of students from various secondary schools in attendance from Regions Three, Four, Five, and Six.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith commented on the tremendous turnout and noted that one important objective of the career day is to engage prospective students in understanding the wide scope of opportunities UG presents to them.
“The career fair is [being hosted] in part to enable people who will be going to university to hear what options are available. Sometimes there are interests that they have only because they don’t know of the other areas, this allows them to know beyond what their boundaries are.”
The fair was packed with information and edutainment booths, demonstrations, activities, experiments, hands-on experience, and exhibitions from all faculties. Added to that, departments spread across the campus, as well as businesses and agencies which partner with the University to provide internships, part-time and full-time jobs to second, 3rd and 4th year UG students.
The booths showcased products, innovations, knowledge about various departments and learning opportunities as well as information on careers associated with various fields of experience.
The Department of Public Information, (DPI) spoke to some of the secondary school students attending the fair to hear firsthand how it impacted them.
Hadassah Lewi, a fifth form student of the North Georgetown Secondary School, told DPI that following the fair, she definitely intends to enroll at the University of Guyana.
“I’ve never been here, so coming today was actually very informative…. It was actually beyond my expectations. I had no idea there were so many faculties here. I learned about science, the different aspects of math and so on,” Lewi noted.
Ellion Beaton, a sixth form student of the Bishops’ High School, expressed his satisfaction with the event.
“I learned a lot about what I want to do with my life and what others want to do… I think for students who do not know what they want to do this is a perfect opportunity to learn,” Beaton said.
UG’s Tain campus will host its Career Fair and Open Day in April.
By: Nateshia Isaacs