Encouraging students to study further was no ordinary affair at this year’s Postgraduate Fair hosted outside the Wits Science Stadium. A marimba band, warm soup and fresh focaccia were just some of the side attractions to an event intended to showcase the best of postgraduate options at the university.
The fair which took place over Tuesday and Wednesday this week provided potential postgraduates the opportunity to talk to faculty members from across the university.
Veremia Moloi, who is studying a BA industrial psychology honours, said he was confused about his plans for next year.
“I wasn’t sure about my future and after attending today, I have a clearer idea of where I want to go. I found out that just because I studied psych, it doesn’t mean I have to go into it.”
BSc molecular biology student, Anza Thiba said: “I discovered that I’m not limited to molecular biology when furthering my studies. I can even pursue business or education.”
Some Computer Science students said they came to find out their “options for the future” stressing that “knowing and furthering” their future “is an important aspect” for them.
Prof Mary Scholes, director of post graduate affairs emphasised that having a “post-grad qualification is a necessity” in the working world.
“It’s no longer seen as being over qualified,” she said, “we need to close the gap within South African economy where scarce skills are growing.”