BU FRANCISTOWN HOSTS CAREER FAIR FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

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BU Francistown hosts Career Fair for Students and Alumni

On the 16th of April 2015 the Department of Student Affairs & Alumni held a career fair for Botho University students and alumni at the Francistown campus under the theme "Striving towards a successful partnership in creating career opportunities."

The event gave Botho University students and graduates an opportunity to interact and learn about career prospects in line with their field of study. Several companies and government departments such as the Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture, Education USA, LEA, and BOCCIM were invited to set up stalls and answer questions from students and alumni.

Distinguished guests including Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Development & Employability Mrs. Priya Iyer, Dean of Office of Student, Research & Outreach (OSRO) Dr. Bathsheba Mbongwe and BOCCIM Regional Manager for Francistown Mr. Kebaabetswe Bogatsu graced the event.

When delivering the keynote address, Public Relations Manager for Tati Nickel Mining Company (TNMC) Mr. Tebogo Rapitsenyana asserted that he is impressed by the level of growth Botho University has achieved since its inception and the many international awards and certifications the institution has received, including the BOS ISO 9001:2008 certification and the recent recognition from AAT. "This is a clear indication that the calibre of graduates produced in this university is of great quality," he said.

Mr. Rapitsenyana appealed to companies and government departments to give students and graduates opportunities to acquire exposure and experience through internships, voluntary work and job shadowing in their respective companies. Rapitsenyane added that his company TNMC continues to play an active role in the community through its Corporate Social Responsibility program which focuses on education, amongst other things.

Additionally, BOCCIM Regional Manager for Francistown Mr. Kebaabetswe Bogatsu gave an inspiring speech in which he urged Botho university students and alumni to be different and think outside the box. Furthermore, District Youth Coordinator from the Department of Youth, Sports & Culture Ms. Minkie Bokole shared with the participants the available youth programs and schemes that young people can take advantage of to become self-employed.

In conclusion, Dean of OSRO Dr. Bathsheba Mbongwe applauded all the companies, media houses and government departments that were represented at the career fair for having contributed to the success of this event.