The 2014 Student Expo will build on the success and size of the 2013 expo that saw many students and parents guided into tertiary educational options. These countrywide free shows will take place between February and August in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and East London.
It is a platform for undecided high school kids to find out where their careers can go to and what career and study choices they have. Students have the opportunity to view presentations by tertiary institutions and meet a wide range of universities in order to gain insight to help them understand programmes. There will also be psychometric testing done, so that the kids find out what careers suit there personalities.
Helping students find their way
The 360-degree view of student life brings together key organisations within the tertiary, financial, transportation, accommodation, skills development and training arena.
The Student Expo was originally designed to solve problems and essentially help to make student's life experience one to remember with minimal issues. Scholars preparing to begin their journey into tertiary education will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what student life entails and gain insight into social and sporting clubs. They will be able to secure student loans, transport and accommodation. There will be opportunities for school leavers to gain a profound understanding of what exactly university life entails. They are able to explore options presented by a range of universities and learn how to secure loans, transportation options and manage their finances whilst living out of home. This all helps to reduce stress levels.
Students have the opportunity to view presentations by tertiary institutions and meet a wide range of universities, in order to gain insight to help them understand programmes. There will also be developers advertising their accommodation options. Banks will present various student friendly account options and student loans options.
Advice for their future
Existing students will be provided with advice for future careers and help with finding work overseas. Student friendly deals in transportation will also be presented, including car hire and shuttle services. Information about student cards will be given; this helps the parents to understand how their money is being spent. Hobbies and clubs will also present themselves to help students become involved in extra murals and sporting teams. Graduates can explore career opportunities both locally and internationally as well as get advice on putting together a professional CV and learning interview skills.
Parents are able to get exposure and advice from different universities and colleges, enabling them to assist their children in making life decisions. Not only is this expo for the students but also for parents as working people gain advice to further in their degree by doing more courses.
Pretoria, Brooklyn Mall Date: 20 - 22 February Time: Thurs & Fri 9-6pm. Saturday 9-3pm
Cape Town, Tygervalley Shopping Centre (Northern Suburbs) Date: 13 - 16 March Time: Thurs & Fri 9-6pm. Sat 9-3pm
Johannesburg, Nicolway Bryanston Date: 10-12 April Time: Wed - Fri 9-6pm Sat & Sun 9-3pm
East London, Vincent Park Date: 28 Jul - 2 Aug Time: Thurs & Fri 9-6pm. Sat 9-3pm
Cape Town: Blue Route Mall (Southern Suburbs) Date: 28-30 Aug Time: Fri 9-6pm. Sat -Mon: 9-3pm
For more information, go to www.student-expo.com