Purpose and Objective of the GIBS Careers Department:
The main objective of GIBS Career Services is to provide a platform for all current MBA, PGDip, PDBA and PMD students as well as GIBS Alumni to network and connect with business. The ultimate goal is to position GIBS as the preferred business school to recruit the best candidates from.
Initiatives and Services:
Apart from company network events, we host a number of personal and skills development sessions for which we invite various experts to address students to add to their management and personal toolkit.
Services offered include:
- The Annual Career Fair, that will take place on Thursday, 30 August 2018
- Advertising Career Opportunities
- Industry and company career sessions
- Internship programme for Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (FT PDBA) – programme starting February 2018:
The Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is designed for young graduates who have no work experience or having worked for a year or two, realise they want to change track into a business management career. The PDBA is an intensive full-time year-long programme using a wide range of management development methods. It has two overriding objectives. Firstly, the acquisition of business knowledge in a broad range of functional areas. Secondly a personal development thrust to ensure the graduates have the confidence in themselves, are effective self-managers, and are aware of professional workplace competencies required for a successful long-term career.
A central, compulsory, feature of the programme is that the students spend two months (August & September) in full time employment on an internship. The students would have completed 9 of their 12 subjects before the internship, covering the fundamental functional aspects of all businesses. Students will be encouraged to establish their own links in terms of prospective internships, and GIBS will provide support for all students through the process of finding their internship opportunities.
We invite companies to partner with GIBS on this management development imperative by way of offering internship positions.
We look forward to engaging with companies in the talent and recruiting space and invite you to contact us should you require more information regarding any of the abovementioned initiatives.
If you would like to ensure that your company becomes involved as a GIBS career partner, please do not hesitate to contact us via email - CareerServices@gibs.co.za or Tel: +27 11 771 4167
Adele Bekker Rembuluwani Mulaudzi Senior Manager: GIBS Career Services GIBS Careers Officer