WHAT WE DO
At the North-West University, our passion is our students, our focus is to develop critical skills for the country, and our purpose is to be locally engaged, nationally relevant, and internationally recognised.
The vision of the NWU is to be a pre-eminent university in Africa, driven by the pursuit of knowledge and innovation, and the Career Centre strives to contribute to this through continued involvement in the processes required to produce quality graduates.
The Career Centre closes gaps between students, employers, alumni and academics, and continuing engagement with stakeholders allows the University to contribute optimally to the development of well-rounded graduates who are able to address the complex challenges of the world of work, but also to play a meaningful role in addressing the broad social, economic, environmental and ethical challenges facing South African society.
The Career Centre opens doors, through playing a vital role in promoting employability of NWU students through liaison with employers, alumni and academics. We invest substantially in ensuring relevant curricula that will assist in delivering graduates who can plough back their skills into the developing economy in South Africa, and have support structures in place to help students to develop an understanding of the world of work and the kind of qualities that employers are looking for in graduates.
NWU students enjoy a multi-dimensional learning environment, with access to excellent education, research opportunities, centres of excellence, community projects, world-class sporting facilities, and vibrant student life, benefitting from the multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-campus institution.
The NWU Career Centre facilitates the nurturing of future employees, the meeting of minds, and matching industry needs to skill and culture, qualification and mindset.
After all, as the NWU brand manifesto states:
This is a place…where anything is possible. A place where imagination has no boundaries, and dreams are born. A place that gives a voice to who you dare to be. Where every new day, is an opportunity to be...the next Greatest - Fastest - Loudest - Proudest...the next First. This is a place where voices are amplified, aspirations are visualised, and future success is incubated. Behind its doors our destinies lie...In its pages, our new legacies are written; And in its diversity, our unity flourishes. This is the place where “what if” becomes “what is”; Where “if ” becomes “when”; And “could” becomes “can”. NWU is the place where your best has the platform to become better.
It’s not just about the education, but the opportunity that education brings, and it all starts HERE.
Updated by Hope Abrahams on 02 May 2014