On the 16th of September 2019, PsySSA Student Division (SD), in collaboration with the Student Society of Psychology (SSP) of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, hosted its first Psychology Professions Day at Howard Campus. The aim of the event was to provide a platform for students to interact with professionals in the field, learn about various volunteering opportunities and network with other students from various colleges and universities.
Students were invited to attend this free event and the 120 available seats reached capacity within days. The planning committee consisted of the Student Division’s Secretary, Ms Rivendri Govender; Additional Executive Committee Member, Ms Lynne Richards; and SSP Chairperson, Ms Noor Ahmad.
A diverse selection of guest speakers fulfilled the aim of educating students about the various opportunities available to them in the Psychology profession. The Student Division Chairperson, Mr Muhammed Yaeesh Cassim, was invited as the keynote speaker. Furthermore, several PsySSA professional members presented including, Prof Theophilus Lazarus, Mr Suntosh Pillay and Prof Nhlanhla Mkhize. PsySSA was represented at the event and hosted an exhibition table along with the SD.
The event also sought to promote transformation and develop solutions to the current employment crisis. Over the next few weeks, interviews with the invited speaks will be released via the SSP & SD social media pages, giving their take on current challenges facing psychology and students.
The Student Division extends its gratitude to SSP and UKZN and looks forward to all future collaborations.