CAREER LEADERSHIP CENTRE

The UCT GSB Career Leadership Centre offers students and alumni individualised and expert career leadership and development, and year-round support, to equip them to develop the confidence and tools to manage their lifelong career journey.

This is facilitated through expert advice from our Global Network of Associate Coaches, a purpose-driven career development curriculum, mentorship engagement, industry networking opportunities and practical interventions around the job search process.

We work with talent management experts and an expansive industry partner network, to help graduates access opportunities across consulting, main stream business, social innovation and entrepreneurship.

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17 New Ventures

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CAREER LEADERSHIP FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

UCT GSB students and alumni have access to our unique careers tools, resources and services in order to make continuous, conscious and informed decisions about their careers. Assertive career leadership values allow students to take initiative, action and active measures to realise or achieve their current and future career goals.

PLACEMENT INDUSTRIES AND SECTORS

Many UCT GSB students embark on a significant shift in career direction after completing their studies. Examples of the most popular industries and sectors in which UCT GSB alumni find employment in their year of graduation include:

ENGAGE WITH UCT GSB TALENT

The UCT GSB Career Leadership Centre builds talent that is capable of mastering change and able to adapt to the future world of work whilst instilling an attitude of lifelong learning.

While each career journey is unique, certain core characteristics are sought by many respected talent advisors today. The World Economic Forum lists top 10 skills needed to thrive in the future of work.The UCT GSB invests considerable time to define and develop these qualities in our students:

  • Analytical thinking and innovation
  • Creative originality and initiative
  • Leadership Agility & Social Influence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Complex problem solving
  • Technology Design & Programming
  • Reasoning, problem solving and ideation
  • Active Learning and learning strategies
  • Systems analysis and evaluation

Email us to access this unique pool of talent at Africa's top ranked business school.

MEET THE TEAM
MOREA JOSIAS
MOREA JOSIAS

Head of Alumni Relations and Careers Services.

Morea Josias is Head of Alumni Relations and Careers Services at the UCT GSB. She is responsible for the strategic planning, development, management and leadership of alumni relations and career services activities for the UCT GSB. Her role includes planning and implementing projects that strategically engage alumni and industry in strengthening various UCT GSB activities that provide tangible benefits to alumni, current UCT GSB student job seekers and the school as a whole. Morea studied for her undergraduate degree at UCT in Social Sciences and has a post graduate qualification in adult education also from UCT.

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AZVIR RAMPURSAD
AZVIR RAMPURSAD

Corporate Partnerships & Careers Manager

Azvir Rampursad is the Corporate Partnerships Manager and a specialist in Talent Strategy & Leadership Development at the UCT GSB.
During his 17-year tenure in industry, Azvir has worked in HR on talent management, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, culture transformation and business partnering within the global technology industry, multinational manufacturing & consumer goods enterprises in Africa and North America. His position at the UCT GSB builds on embedded relationships with corporate partners, industry leaders and alumni who play a key role as career ambassadors and mentors.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology from the University of Natal in South Africa, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours in Business Management.

Tel: (021) 406 1641 | Email: azvir.rampursad@gsb.uct.ac.za


NCEBAKAZI DYANTI
NCEBAKAZI DYANTI

Career  Services Administrator

Tel: (021) 406 1039 | Email: ncebakazi.dyantyi@gsb.uct.ac.za

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Learning & Development

How to get ahead while working from home

Just because you’re working from home these days doesn’t mean your career needs to stagnate. There are many things you can do to stay productive and make the most of these extraordinary times.

Learning & Development

Q&A with Azvir Rampursad: How to make yourself more employable

With unemployment at an all-time high in South Africa, even graduates are struggling to find jobs. Talent Strategy & Leadership Development specialst, Azvir Rampursad, says employers are looking for very specific skill-sets in new hires.

COVID-19

3 Tips for managing and motivating teams during COVID-19

The current crisis is offering many businesses in South Africa an opportunity to rethink how they manage and motivate their teams for the better.

Leadership & Ethics

SA needs leaders who are willing to step out of their comfort zones

As the country plunges deeper into an economic and humanitarian crisis fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will need steward leaders who are accountable and focused on assisting their communities – and each of us can rise to the challenge.