23 June 2019

Top Belgium Campus Students Invited to DVT Open Day

Top Belgium Campus Students Invited to DVT Open Day Belgium Campus students have been invited to attend DVT’s Open Day on the 20th of July 2019. DVT is one of South Africa’s leading software development companies, with over 20 years’ experience in industries including: healthcare, retail, financial services, banking, insurance, media and telecoms. DVT, who attended our recruitment drive, has invited 50 of our top students to join them at their offices at 9am for a day filled with knowledge, networking and fun. The Open Day will include presentations from industry experts, a thrilling tech race with prizes up for grabs, as well as a braai where students will have an opportunity to network. Xander Schoeman, a third year B.COMP student, said he was extremely honored and excited when he found out he had been chosen. “DVT is a really great company and they match my taste, I am incredibly excited and cannot wait to attend!” He explained that industry days like these allow students to get an idea of the inner workings of a company, “You learn about the company infrastructure, as well as how they communicate and if they operate as a family, this is important when deciding whether you would be a good fit for a company or not.” We would like to thank DVT for extending the invite to our students and we encourage our students to keep working hard, because hard work opens doors to opportunities.

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Graduation 2019 Belgium Campus

Graduation 2019 Belgium Campus If you’ve got IT flaunt IT On the 17th of May 2019 our class of 2018 adorned themselves with caps, gowns and Cheshire cat smiles to receive their qualifications. All their hard work paid off and this was a day of celebration and pride, not only for the students and their families, but for Belgium Campus as a whole. Prof Thinus Kritzinger, IT Faculty Administrative Dean, referred to the day as “One of the happiest days for us as a campus every year.” The graduation ceremony took place at NG Kerk Wonderpark and there were a total of 112 graduates this year. 70 graduating with Bachelor of Computing Degrees, 23 graduating with Diplomas in Information Technology and 19 graduating with Bachelor of Information Technology Degrees. Of these 112 students, 31 students graduated cum laude, 8 graduated magna cum laude and 2 graduated summa cum laude, it was a brilliant year for Belgium Campus! We are also elated that this year, for the first time, we had the privilege of having two deaf students graduate. Admar Jacques Claassen and Ivan Tshepo Mohale both graduated with Diplomas in Information Technology. We hope they are the first of many. This year’s valedictorian, graduating with a Bachelor of Computing Degree, was Brennan Buitendag who achieved an outstanding 85.6% overall average. He took to the stage with grace and poise to share what this degree meant to him, “It feels like only yesterday I came onto campus knowing almost nothing about anything, let alone IT. Standing here wearing this robe looking out over all of you, it feels, unreal.” He is currently working at IoT.nxt, a company considered to be at the forefront of IoT technology. IoT.nxt has won a number awards as well as being listed in 2018, by leading technology media, as one of the top 5 companies to watch in Africa. Belgium Campus strives to provide its students with the best so that they can go on to be the best and we cannot wait to see what this year’s graduates go on to achieve in the world. We hope that as Belgium Campus CEO Enrico Jacobs stated, “When actually looking back at this today, we see the new captains of industry tomorrow.” A big thank you to our graduates for their dedication and to the academic and supporting staff who helped make this possible. Watch the graduation video here: Here.

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Industry Experts Look to Recruit Belgium Campus Students

Industry Experts Look to Recruit Belgium Campus Students Belgium Campus students have a 100% employment rate to look forward to once they graduate. This is possible because at Belgium Campus we tailor our curriculum to suit the needs of the current job market. In addition, we provide our students with opportunities to network with industry experts one-on-one, at events like our recruitment day which took place on the 7th of June 2019. Belgium Campus actively works with 80 companies including: Liberty, EOH, BMW, Ericsson and Sybrin. These are some of the companies that send representatives to meet our students with the intent of employing them in the future. Presently we have Belgium Campus alumni working at Sybrin, HealthCloud Digital and Decision Inc. to name a few. Belgium Campus really is leading the race when it comes to producing highly skilled, sought after IT graduates. If you don’t believe us, why not hear what sets Belgium Campus students apart from the industry experts themselves: Belgium Campus Recruitment Day – Part 1 The recruitment day was one of a series of four, the next of which will take place on July 26th, August 2nd and August 30th, 2019. If you are a company interested in participating, please contact Michelle Diers at Diers.M@belgiumcampus.ac.za.

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