CapeTalk Interview: Getting graduates to be more readily employable

Each year, universities churn out graduates who worked hard to get their various degrees… but how many of them are readily employable? GreenMatter and Birdlife recently hosted a number of discussions and activities centred on helping graduates prepare for the transition from an academic environment into the work environment. Many students are only exposed to theory related to their field of study, and are not taught other skills such as project management and budgeting. Many students have grand ambitions as to what they want to do once they’ve completed their studies, but often have unrealistic expectations of what the world of work has to offer.

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