Purpose and objectives of GIBS Career Services
The overarching purpose of GIBS Career Services is to provide a lively platform for employers and GIBS MBA, MPhil, PGDip, PDBA and PMD students and alumni to connect and engage with one another. Our objectives are two-fold: to enhance and advance student and alumni careers through the provision of learning, development and career boosting opportunities, whilst at the same time positioning GIBS as the preferred business school from which companies can source the very best in local and global talent.
General career services offered include:
Career Fairs: Please diarise 29 August 2024 for the next general career fair. This fair will take place on the GIBS Campus in Illovo. GIBS also participates in online/ virtual fairs hosted by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Details will be shared as they become available.
Advertising of career opportunities to students and alumni: Open roles are advertised on student and/or alumni career platforms. This is a value-added service provided free of charge to GIBS employer partners.
Industry and company recruiting and thought leadership sessions: The ultimate objective of companies opting for an event of this nature is to meet and interact with talent. These events are held in person, at the GIBS campus, with hybrid format offered to those who are unable to attend in person. Please contact GIBS Career Services if you would like to schedule a recruiting, thought leadership and/or networking session for your company (CareerServices@gibs.co.za).
Personal and skills development sessions on both general and specialist topics for GIBS students and alumni: offered in person and online. Details are shared on student and alumni platforms.
Career coaching and advisory sessions for GIBS students and alumni, by appointment with the Career Services Manager, Charisse Drobis (firstname.lastname@example.org). Coaching/advisory on issues ranging from career strategy, career transition, career impasse, self-management, personal and career negotiations, interview skills, CV, cover letter and LinkedIn creation and positioning.
Internship programme for the full-time Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (FT PDBA): We invite companies to partner with GIBS on this critical learning and career development experience that embeds key learning from the various academic modules, in a real-world business context. The internship takes place in August/September of each year. For more information about the programme’s objectives and benefits and how to get involved, please contact Charisse Drobis on
We look forward to engaging with you on your talent acquisition, talent and career management needs and invite you to contact us should you require more information regarding any of the above-mentioned services.
Manager, GIBS Career Services