Business Manager/Accountant (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 10 July 2018
a typical day at work starts at 0800hrs and ends at 1630hrs. I have learnt in working in groups to achieve objectives. Work culture is proffessional. The hardest part of the job is cordinating people in different departments as the depart ments are large in number.
Human Resources Coordinator (Current Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 12 June 2018
Very good working environment. Good space to learn a lot and develop yourself. Management is fairly good and provides some support to staff. Facilities are good and overall the place is great to work at. Looking forward to move up the ladder and keep challenging myself.
Wits University was my first employer and I am grateful for the opportunity they have given me. I learnt how to be disciplined as an employee, the importance of time management and accountability to your work. I also learnt to pay attention to detail to do the job right the first time. Supervisor was helpful to take me through the loops on my first day and team work really assisted to gain my confidence.
Impact of climate change, using ASPEN plus, exergy analysis on flow-sheeting software
Researcher (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 3 June 2018
I learned the dangers associated with climate change, the importance of the energy sector, how to develop a simulation using ASPEN plus, how to conduct a second law thermodynamic analysis (exergy analysis) on a thermal plant simulated with flow sheeting software such as ASPEN plus.
Mathematics Tutor (Former Employee) – City of Johannesburg, Gauteng – 20 April 2018
It was my first experience as a tutor. I was not a full-time emplo9yee since I was a PhD student. I learn to interact with students, I learn to impact knowledge, explain concepts they didn't understand. I typical day would be, before the tutorial session, I will meet with the instructor in charge of the module, discuss on the tutorial sheet when necessary. Then I will go to the venue, walk through in-between the chairs to check what the students are doing. If there is a concept that most of them don't understand, then I will go to the board and explain or still a student who is willing to do so can explain to his peers. As usual, in such an environment I enjoyed standing in front of the students to help them understand concept they found difficult. The most difficult part was tests or assignment grading.
Vacation Work Student (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 2 April 2018
The working environment was good for me because i was familiar with the place and i knew a lot of people there. This made it easy for me to get help whenever i needed it. I had access to all the equipment i needed which also made it easier for me to do my job
Media Studies Tutor (Former Employee) – Johannesburg – 24 March 2018
The University of the Witwatersrand is a great workplace that encourages the employee to grow as an individual, while also teaching one the required work ethics that one requires in order to reach the unlimited heights of success.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 3 February 2018
I tutored first year students in engineering physics, five times a week from Monday to Friday for about 2 hours a day. The students were great and most of them were always willing to learn. I also assisted lectures with the preparation of tests and exams. The whole environment was fair but not perfect.
I was always looking forward to go to work because we work with different people who bring different energies and experience. I also enjoyed working with a team because it helps enhance one's mind as you get to understand other people's view and perspectives on issues and life.
I gained teaching experience in a laboratory. I also improved my verbal and presentation skills with undergraduate students. I was also apart of the Target Talent Programme in assisting Matric students in the laboratory.
A typical day would include cataloging of maps or rocks for the teaching collections and have a tea break with most of the stuff and every month end we would have a party for the stuff. I have learned that it is important to mingle with everyone at work in that way the work environment is more enjoyable. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I was working creating a thin section from a rock and learning a variety of different rock collections.