SoA prepares students for work

The School of Accountancy (SoA) has led a graduate recruitment expo to educate the accountancy students about skills required to enter the labour market being fully-fledged personnel.

The 5th annual expo which took place at the University was part of accountancy plan to expose SoA students to the corporate world through partnerships with enterprises that students aspire to work in.

Students engaged with influential stakeholders to understand the daily operations of a busy business industry. One notable recruiting agent that students interacted with was the Auditor General South Africa (AGSA). AGSA is the only institution that audits and reports on the public sector’s use of taxpayers’ money, in terms of Chapter 9 of the country’s Constitution.

Prof Cosmas Ambe, SoA Director and Nedbank Chair in Accountancy, said, in conjunction with SAICA, the School has also worked diligently to conduct camps that will prepare fourth year students for work. “These initiatives are intended to educate students and alert them of what to expect in the labour market. As the School has successfully implemented the quality measures to its undergraduate programs, it saw the necessity to expose its students to various career opportunities and training,” he said.

Ambe added that the graduate placement expo will also meet objectives of securing placement at different levels, either permanently or vocation work after students complete their degrees; offering companies or the employer the channel to assess the quality of the students on a high level based interaction and motivating the students on realising the available opportunities.

“This program offers us awareness on the expectations of the labour market, offering postgraduates opportunities to interact with the employers face to face. It also assists us to make the right career choices,” Ramoshaba, fourth year Bachelor of Accounting Science said.