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How to recruit through Social Media

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POPI and Medical Practices

Leading and staying focus


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GIBS Annual CareerExpo aimed at both learners and educators expected to draw over 2500 participants

The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) will once again be hosting its annual GIBS CareerExpo on Saturday, 9 May at its Illovo campus in Sandton. To be held in partnership with MTN, the CareerExpo which is aimed at exposing high-achieving grade 11 and 12 learners to the wide variety of possible careers, bursaries and work opportunities available to them after high school is expected to host over 2300 learners and 180 educators from 240 schools around Gauteng. Now in its eleventh consecutive year, this invitation-only event will be hosted by South African actress, Masasa Mbangeni.


The event which has grown exponentially over the years, gives learners the opportunity to network with various exhibiting brands, which range from top corporate firms showcasing their companies and opportunities, to educational institutions who will be on hand to highlight the fields of study and wide range of courses available to learners as well as the applicable entrance requirements and bursaries available. There will also be panels throughout the day, touching on important career guidance and advice from professionals.


Being introduced this year is a plenary session for educators, who will be taken on the “Teach like a hero” programme aimed at their personal development with the objective of helping educators review their values and purposes for choosing their profession. This session is designed to encourage educators to inspire, motivate and educate learners while propelling them to their greatest potential. Furthermore, educators will also have a financial development discussion aimed at helping them with their personal financial development plans.


Also new to this year’s lineup – the learners will have one-on-one sessions with talent development specialists who will help them identify their interests and strengths and help them select suitable career paths. In addition, learners will also have the opportunity to engage with professionals such as CEOs, doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects and pilots to discuss some of the challenges related to the transition from high school to tertiary and professional life.


“The annual CareerExpo aims to make a huge impact on the lives of learners who are transitioning from high school to the next level,” says Phyllis Byars, associate director of the Centre for Leadership and Dialogue at GIBS.


“This year we are also focusing on educators by providing them with key insights on their professional journey and financial development with the hope that this information will not only help their personal growth but translate to more positive outcomes for the learners,” she added.

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