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Through this service offered to students, the Careers Office assists in the holistic development of students, especially during a time where a qualification alone is not enough to ensure the successful entrance into the world of work.  It is important to develop critical thinkers who can make a positive contribution to the labour industry.

CUT’s Annual Career Fair is a fantastic opportunity for recruiters of companies to hand-pick the next employee(s), by enlisting innovative career orientated graduates.

Dates of the Career Fairs (cancelled)

Exhibitor Documents

  1. Price list 2020 (PDF)
  2. Registration e-form (PDF)
  3. Maps and directions

The Careers’ Office prepares students to enter the world of work successfully.

Services include training and workshops in different categories of job-hunting such as job search techniques, CV-writing with Cover Letters and interview skills.

A new service is being offered where group training includes an Employability Skills Course and “Linked-In 101” to assist graduates in developing an online profile professionally.

Services include:

  • Mock Interviews with a new aspect of Skype etiquette and Video Montage
  • Career Fairs on both campuses 
  • Company presentations 
  • Careers’ Library with job-related information and CV and covering letter templates 
  • Job adverts on notice boards 
  • CV database: Students looking for employment are welcome to send a complete CV to to be distributed to departments and employers offering employment 
Needy students with a successful academic record may apply to be included in the Student Temporary Employment Programme (STEP), managed by the Careers Office in conjunction with the Wellness Centre and the Deputy Registrars’ Office. 

The following services are available to all enrolled CUT students and graduates:

  • Career development training as part of formal class periods, as lunchtime presentations, and on a one-to-one basis on both campuses. 
  • Mock interviews to improve interview skills
  • An updated student CV-database
  • Employer database
  • Company presentations
  • Career Fairs on both campuses
  • Entrepreneurial day
  • Careers Library
  • Distribution of handouts, booklets, career magazines, job opportunities, and other career-related information.

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