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Monday, 15 November 2021

International exchange programme prepares students for work environment

INTERNATIONALISATION: The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences’ international exchange programme ensures that graduates hit the ground running in the world of work. INTERNATIONALISATION: The Faculty of Business and Management Sciences’ international exchange programme ensures that graduates hit the ground running in the world of work.

CPUT alumni who participated in the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences’ international exchange programme say the programme has improved their lives.

Hlanganani Magodla,  a BTech: Human Resources (HR) graduate  who in 2019  participated in the Faculty’s international exchange programme with Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany,  waxes lyrical about how the programme has changed their lives for the better.

Magodla currently works as a Human Capital Officer at Motus AfterMarket Parts in Johannesburg,

“I wanted to thank you all for the opportunity and support you provided us during the 2019 academic year and international exchange programme,” wrote Magodla in a letter to CPUT. “You truly don’t understand how many lives you’ve inspired and changed for the good. From the bottom of my heart thank you so much.”

He added that he was excited to inform CPUT that he was an Erasmus student again. “I have been accepted to participate in a three-day online course in the Erasmus Photovoice Workshop. I applied after I was informed about the opportunity by Ms Umwizerwa or Dr Bell via email,” wrote an ecstatic Magodla.

“I took the opportunity because I have a deep and passionate interest in photography; and what joy and happiness it can bring to an individual.”

The Erasmus Photovoice is a workshop offered to former exchange students through the International Education Association of South Africa.

The Faculty’s international exchange programme’s Co-ordinator, Nicole Umwizerwa, said: “The opportunity was shared with students via our office and Mr Magodla has been selected to participate in the workshop.”

Magodla’s former travel buddy and classmate who also participated in the exchange programme, Valencia Molifi, is also employed at Motus AfterMarket Parts.

“Because of you all, we are both HR practitioners building our careers in Johannesburg. Keep on doing the great work and send our love and greetings to all our HR lecturers! We love and miss you all,” said Magodla.  “We are looking into furthering our studies in 2022/2023; please let us know what the application process is for (International) Masters/Post Graduate Programme. Your assistance will be extremely appreciated.”

 

 

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za