Career Tips

Choose relevant courses

According to Natalie Rabson of Boston City Campus & Business College, it is becoming increasingly important for students to choose one of the modern courses of study that are relevant to the modern times in which we are living and working.

“Education is not static and Boston therefore maintains a liaison with various industries, updates course material, and introduces new courses such as Cloud computing to keep graduates in line with the demand from the workplace,” she elaborates. “Our research, for example, showed that there was a gap for a qualification that covers skills such as skills in the social media and digital marketing fields and so the Boston BCom Management Marketing degree was born. This degree equips students with the knowledge and skills for career opportunities in the fields of business, management and marketing, focusing on digital marketing, social media and brand management – all buzzwords in the marketing field of today.”

Rabson believes the course content as well as the flexibility it offers individuals, makes the BCom Management Marketingdegreean increasingly popular choice with students. “ A“A broad based business qualification has so much value for you in terms of employment. Our business qualifications cover Business Management, Accounting and Financial Management, as well as Marketing and more. These are the skills you will need to add value to a company. Regardless of whether the economy is experiencing growth or not, qualified entrepreneurs, marketers and managers are always needed in order to promote existing and new products and services

“Business and management qualifications mean a chance at a better life for me and one day, for my family. It will enable me to get into a job that is both financially stable and comfortable,’ says Muanalo  Madzunye, one of the students currently enrolled in the Higher Education department.

Madzunye says that the flexibility is absolutely ideal for her. ‘Some days I do get quite a bit of work done while on other days I have the freedom to have a personal day,” she explains. “All in all, the flexibility allows me to keep my studies up to date. Studying through Boston allows me to fit in my various interests and study at my own pace.”

Boston makes the application and registration processes so simple. Applications are done free of charge and on-line, and you get a response within 3 days. What other institution acts so speedily for you?  These are easy steps to getting enrolled, and cost free until you make the commitment to register. “We also offer great activities to encourage social interaction with your peers as well as your community” says Rabson. “Students do not operate in isolation – success is bred from communities and networking, and contributing to society. We try and facilitate these interactions”

Another course that has received attention is Boston’s higher certificate in HIV/Aids Counselling and Management. According to Rabson, there are big pluses in favour of doing Boston’s higher certificate in HIV/Aids Counselling and Management. “With our certificate you can find good employment,” she says. “Many big companies nowadays run wellness programmes and HIV/Aids support programmes for their workforces and employ qualified specialists for that. If you prefer to be your own boss, you can start offering your counselling services to companies and NGOs as an independent professional. In addition, when you complete the HIV/Aids Counselling and Management higher certificate, it becomes possible for you to gain entry into a degree – this is very useful for students that did not get matric exemption.”

A very important thing to remember when choosing a course of study in this day and age is to check that the right government and industry body accredits the course you’re interested in as well as the college that is offering the course.

“The best thing is to go see a career advisor that can help you choose a good, accredited course,” says Rabson. “Boston City Campus & Business College offers over 80 dynamic study options at our campuses nationwide plus Unisa degrees and media studies at selected campuses, so we understand that prospective students need a helping hand in choosing the course that fits them perfectly. We invite you to enquire about tertiary studies as applications for 2014 are now open.”


For more information, contact Boston City Campus & Business College on:

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