“I’ve gone from graduate hope to depressing reality.”
'View Mohlomi and Moshoeshoe as role models, rather than Verwoerd or Trump or Zuma...'
"Our study found that flexibility in the structure of BA and BSc degrees was important."
Graduates, I hate to burst the excitement bubble, but some of you are going to join the unemployment club.
In 2017, South Africa experienced the agricultural sector taking the country out of recession during the toughest times.
It was a long summer of discontent for universities, who took a pummelling from Fleet Street and various lords a leaping. But now they are back to the serious job of educating people for a rapidly-changing world. Most commentators are clear about the trajectory and drivers of these changes, but not the speed.
Nearly two weeks ago, I began a programme run by the Taylor Bennett Foundation that sets out to equip six graduates from a BAME background with the skills and training to progress in the PR and Communications industry. One thing that has been helpful to hear from different organisations involved in the programme is advice relating to how to land your first job in PR and communications. For the most part these fall in to five key areas
It's that time of year again: leaves are falling, the football season is in full swing, school is starting, and university
Have you recently graduated? Did you get less than the magical '2:1 or above' demanded by so many fast-track graduate schemes? If so, it's natural to feel a bit deflated - but don't panic or despair. Instead, remember these five points: