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Career Services & Life Coaching

Are you considering university as the first step of your career? Or perhaps you are already committed to a career path, but feeling dissatisfied or uncertain about your current degree or combination of courses?

If you fall into the above categories, the Counselling and Careers Development Unit offers programmes designed for grade 11 and 12 students, tertiary students, and adults wanting to make mid-career changes.

Career Education:
CCDU offers 40-minute sessions with Career Educators with whom you can discuss career planning and decision-making. This service is available to prospective students, mid-career changers and current students. Please note that Career Education sessions are available by appointment only.

Psychometric Career Assessment:
This programme uses both computerised and written psychometric assessment tools to evaluate your aptitude, interests, personality and values. The Psychometric Career Assessment offered by the Counselling & Careers Development Unit has been specifically designed for school learners who are considering university study, current university students and adults considering mid-career changes.  This is a holistic programme that also includes consideration of biographical and emotional information in order to facilitate comprehensive and effective career planning. Client results, career plans and concerns will be discussed in an individual counselling feedback session with a professional. Parents or partners are welcome to attend the latter 45 minutes of the feedback session.

Sessions: This programme is conducted over 2 sessions, session 1 for the Assessment and session 2 for the Feedback. An appointment for the feedback session is made on the day of the assessment, and is usually made 5 working days after the assessment.

When: The programme runs from January to mid December. Assessments are conducted on most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and also some selected Saturdays. Please inquire at reception as to availability of assessment dates.

Booking and Payment: Bookings for the assessment programme are done through the Counselling and Careers Development Unit (CCDU) reception. Please call (011) 717-9140/32 for booking and payment details.

Fee Structures: Please inquire at the Counselling and Careers Development Unit for applicable fees. A special discount is applicable for Wits employees and their children. Those unable to afford this amount can telephone the CCDU and request bursary information. A bursary will only be granted in cases of genuine need.

Career Counselling & Assessment Outcomes:

Individuals using the Career Counselling services offered by the Counselling and Careers Development Unit can be assured of the following:

  • Confidentiality and objective information that you can apply to your career-pathing.
  • We do not promise any magical solutions or quick fixes!
  • No personalized reports are provided for the psychometric career assessment. instead clients will receive results, computer-generated reports and appropriate reading material relevant to the client.
  • No decisions or choices will be made for you - this is your opportunity to clarify your concerns.

Life Coaching
Life Coaching at the Counselling & Careers Development Unit aims to inspire, motivate and empower Wits Students to attain their fullest potential

This service focuses on:

  • Motivation
  • Time Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Finding Purpose & Meaning

One-on-one as well as group sessions are offered. Appointments with a Life Coach can be made at the CCDU Reception.

Please note that the Unit is unable to arrange special parking for clients.