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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?



  • Peer Help Volunteer Programme 2017. Applications close on 30 October 2016.
  • Download our Career Development 2016 brochure to learn more about the careers services offered, including workshops and events.
  • Join the conversation on LinkedIn: We have created the Unisa Career Connections group on LinkedIn for Unisa students and alumni to have career conversations with each other. Visit the group, and request to join.
  • We are presenting a series of Study skills workshops to students in the Es'kia Mphahlele registration building, Sunnyside. Download the workshop programme.
  • Need some tips to get started with your studies? Visit our student orientation page.
  • 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