Placement Coordinator at the Careers and Counselling Centre of the University of Ghana, Miss Edwina Painstil has stated that as part of the university’s role to train and equip students with adequate knowledge to become substantive members of the society, the careers and counselling center of the University of Ghana makes information available to students on part-time jobs from various companies.
Miss Painstil said, “the career and counselling center have some available part-time jobs for students so some students come to the center to write their names so that when these companies request for people they can benefit”.
She also added that the center makes this information available to students through emails and social media platforms.
She further opined that some of these companies come to the center to request for part-time workers. These companies have their own list of qualifications they look out for and hence recruit students based on their own discretion.
According to the placement coordinator, the career and counselling unit of the university also takes the initiative to write to companies to employ students for part-time jobs. Also, with the internship opportunities made available to students during the vacation, the center is able to know the kind of company students are recruited to, so as to be able to solicit to these companies to recruit more students.
Miss Painstil further noted that remuneration for these services that the students render may depend on the company one is recruited to.
She said, “some of these companies may decide to pay their part-time workers or not”.
She called on students to focus more on the impact and advantages been derived from these opportunities which would go a long way to help in the growth and enrichment of their working skills and expertise.
By: Esther Ampaabeng | universnewsroom