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Corporate T&T seeks UWI Talent as Future Leaders at ‘World of Work’

For Release Upon Receipt - August 3, 2023

St. Augustine

 undefinedA representative from Republic Bank Limited, key sponsor of The UWI St Augustine Campus’s annual World of Work (WOW) Programme chats with a student participant

The UWI St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. August 3, 2023- The University of the West Indies (The UWI), St Augustine Campus’s annual World of Work (WOW) Recruitment Fair has become a much sought-after event on the calendars of all final-year students.  This year, the highly anticipated event returned to its usual in-person format for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With an impressive turnout of forty-four esteemed local and regional public and private sector companies, organized by the Division of Student Services and Development (DSSD), Careers, Co-curricular and Community Engagement Department, students were presented with a myriad of internship and employment prospects. Supported by the generous sponsorship of Republic Bank Limited, the fair became a bustling hub of opportunities. 

undefined(Fifth from Right): Dr. Deirdre Charles, Director, Division of Student Services and Development (DSSD) visits the Woodside Energy Group booth.

Company representatives went above and beyond to create an engaging atmosphere, empowering students to confidently showcase their skills and competencies while seeking answers to their burning questions. "While some students demonstrated exceptional preparedness, others showed room for growth, which is to be expected. Nevertheless, it was evident that most students had done their research," remarked a representative from Woodside Energy.  Dr. Deirdre Charles, DSSD Head, explained: “The WOW Recruitment Fair provides an opportunity for our stakeholders to engage with our diverse cohort of students in a professional atmosphere.  It also provides an opportunity for our students to use the skills they have learnt to engage face-to-face with company representatives, an opportunity they may not otherwise receive.”

In addition to The UWI’s strong academic resources, the experiences gained by students through networking at the WOW Recruitment Fairs helps them to be truly “ready" for the world of work. The UWI extends special thanks Republic Bank Limited and other corporate entities for their continued support of these “future leaders”. The future is certainly bright for students of The UWI which is celebrating its 75th anniversary under the theme, “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.”


About The University of the West Indies 

The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region for the past 75 years.

From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and its Open Campus, and global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe

The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world.

 The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean in the World University Rankings, it is also in the top 25 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action. 

2023 marks The UWI’s 75th anniversary. The Diamond jubilee milestone themed “UWI at 75. Rooted. Ready. Rising.” features initiatives purposely designed and aligned to reflect on the past, confront the present, and articulate plans for the future of the regional University. 

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