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UG hosts Career Day

first_imgThe University of Guyana (UG) on Friday held its annual Career Day at the Turkeyen Campus on the East Coast of Demerara.Despite the light showers of rain, students and teachers from various secondary schools across Guyana graced the event so as to educate themselves about the career paths that some businesses and intuitions have to offer. A number of booths were set up by representatives of entities to effectively communicate what can be expected from them, as well as advise on future career plans.A chemist explaining to students the science behind his careerA representative of the Business Ministry booth, Gillian Edwards, explained the importance of this event, stating that students should be aware of the career path they would like to pursue, as the unemployment rate in Guyana is very substantial.“We’re trying to steer youths here to think about what they’re going to do when they leave school. Most likely, they have to create a job,” she said.Many of those present were students who were attending the event for the first time, and they detailed that it was an amazing experience for them.St Rose’s High School student Tonya George related, “This is my first time here, and since I’ve been here, I’ve been to the booths and I’ve seen different things; and it’s helping to develop my mind to see what career path I want to actually take, because before I came here I didn’t know what I actually wanted to do. Since I’ve been here, I’ve got a lot of ideas, and it’s been great.”There was also a booth set up by the University’s Berbice Campus, featuring the agricultural science faculty with the main focus being entomology and soil science.Agricultural science student of the Berbice campus, Daniel Jacobs, told this publication that many persons are not aware of what that campus has to offer. As such, the campus would like to enlighten the young students on the services being offered, and illustrate the resources it presently has. Samples of the books at the library were on display for students who are desirous of studying at the Berbice Campus.At the end of the day, many students had an idea as to what career path they might be interested in.last_img read more