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Varsity College Port Elizabeth hosted annual Alumni Connect Evening

Oct 14, 2019
Varsity College Port Elizabeth hosted annual Alumni Connect Evening

Port Elizabeth - The IIE’s Varsity College Port Elizabeth Career Centre recently hosted its annual Alumni Connect Evening on campus.

Keynote speaker, Mikaela Oosthuizen, had the Alumni in attendance captivated with her talk on the topic ‘Things I wish I knew earlier’.

She encouraged Alumni to find opportunities where others find challenges saying that the only failure is when one does not try. The aim of the event was to provide Alumni with the opportunity to network and connect.

Said Hazel Ndubane, The IIE’s Varsity College Career Centre Coordinator, who reminded the Alumni that they were the CEO’s of their own lives: “We were very excited to see so many of our Alumni embrace this networking opportunity, and with a speaker of Mikaela’s calibre, we are confident that many of them were left inspired.

"The Career Centre is a unique initiative which focuses on helping our current students and our Alumni to build their future success”.

Mikaela holds a Cum Laude degree in BA Media, Communications and Culture and a Honours in Corporate Communications from Nelson Mandela University.

She has a Masters with distinction and is currently completing a PhD in Media Studies at Rhodes University, which builds on her other numerous internationally published research papers, which critically engage with the intersection between retailing, marketing and identify formation in response to the current commercialised culture.

Her innate curiosity and love for communication as a unifying force has driven her years of work within the radio and television presenting space, as well as the magazine and advertising industry in which she now practices as a consultant.  

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