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Directorate for Counselling & Career Development

This website will help you to explore various information sources available to make the best possible career-study and personal choices

Learn about careers, how to make a career decision and develop skills for the world of work Acquire effective learning skills such as  getting started with your studies, time management and exam preparation Find out more about yourself and dealing with life challenges affecting your studies

Talk to us about:

  • Career decisions I am not sure which career path to follow; I don't know which qualification would be best; I want to change my career direction…
  • Career information How can I find out more about a career in …
  • Employability How do I market myself to employers? How can I look for work? How can I compile an effective CV? How do I go about networking with others? How do I put together my career portfolio? How can I meet potential employers? How can I improve my interview skills?)
  • My studies at Unisa How can I get started with my studies? How do I plan my studies? How can I study more effectively? I don 't feel motivated to continue with my studies… I feel worried about preparing for/ writing the exams. I failed my exams – what now? I need to improve my reading/ writing/ numeracy skills
  • Personal issues How can I have better relationships with others? How can I cope more effectively with issues that impact on my studies?



  • The Durban campus is offering a job readiness programme for students on 5 and 6 March. More information about this here.
  • Need some tips to get started with your studies? Visit our student orientation page.
  • The 2015 Careers Fair will take place in July and August in Pretoria, Cape Town, East London, Durban and Polokwane. Visit the Career Fair page to view 2014 pesentations and recruiter interviews here.
  • Learn more about LinkedIn and your career
  • Listen to us every Monday and Wednesday on the Lunch Box Show on Unisa Radio at 14:00

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