Hello, First Year! 

Welcome to UCT Careers Service. We support students' career development throughout their time at university to enable them to navigate the changing world of work. We offer free one-to-one career development consultations, events and resources to all UCT students. Our award-winning, future-focused, and innovative service has been commended by both UCT students and employers locally and internationally for it's professional service and for its effort to connect students to opportunities and support them on their career journey. Apart from a commitment to create career-ready graduates, we also have a strong focus on empowering student entrepreneurs.

Your Year Planner

Book an appointment with a career development consultant

If you are wondering what careers you can pursue with your degree or are unhappy with your choices, book an appointment with a career development consultant via email careers.service@uct.ac.za or phone 021 650 2497.

Our consultants:  

  • Can help clarify what is important for you to know at this stage
  • Will refer you to the right people at UCT
  • Can help you understand the link between your degree and future career options
  • Will help you navigate and resolve your degree choice uncertainties

MyCareer Portal

Soon you will have access to the MyCareer portal where you can browse jobs, book for career events, find resources and make an appointment with a career development consultant. This, however, will only be towards the end of March once registration is finalised.  MyCareer will be your go-to portal for career content until 3 years after you graduate. We will send you an email with instructions when MyCareer is ready for you. 

Watch our orientation video