The Careers Service is a department within the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), a faculty focused on the achievement of student success at the University of Cape Town (UCT). We participate actively within the UCT entrepreneurship ecosystem as a whole, but specifically focuses on providing support to student entrepreneurs within that system. Students are encouraged to consider entrepreneurship as a career pathway whether this be their first or alternate choice relevant to employment. Self-employment, particularly in the area of Social Enterprise, and the creation of work for others directly alleviates poverty, stimulates the economy and can drive social change. 

Entrepreneurial activity during your studies could enable you to generate an additional income and fast-track the process of becoming economically active. Click here to find out more about UCT's Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.

As Careers Service, we offer practical and moral support to “studentpreneurs”, organise various events, workshops and webinars, and assist finalists in the annual EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity. 

  • If you’re interested in receiving support from the Careers Service department, book an appointment with a career consultant or explore the programmes and events here.
  • Find useful resources here.

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UCT Student Entrepreneurs Gear Up to Pitch at National Final

UCT Student’s Team Takes Top Spot at UNESCO Conference

UCT Student Entrepreneurs Go For Gold At Competition Final

Tshegofatso Masenya Takes Crowdfunding For Students To A Different Level

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UCT Student Entrepreneurs Head to National Finals

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