SU Honours students give career guidance

Stellenbosch University students visited local schools.

Honours students Christin Linde, Gerrit du Plessis, Michelle da Costa and Mishka Moonasar, who are all at Stellenbosch University’s departments of Psychology and Industrial Psychology, recently presented an interactive workshop to Grade 9 pupils at Franschhoek High School, as part of a community-based initiative geared towards providing career guidance around the crucial time of subject choice, as well as developing personal motivation and study skills.

The project covered a number of schools in the Winelands area, including Cloetesville, Jamestown, Kayamandi, Delft, Kylemore and Franschhoek.

The initiative is in line with the university’s strategic objective to be a knowledge partner and to be meaningfully engaged with its surrounding communities, especially those which have been marginalised and under-resourced, in addressing pressing psycho-social needs, as well as creating a synergistic opportunity for teaching, research and community interaction where Honours, Masters and Doctoral students could gain valuable experience and skill-development.

The Rupert Onderwysstigting sponsored the project as part of their commitment to sustainable education and impacting young people’s lives.