Reading through fellow team members' blogs a few minutes ago, I noted that Bruce Nkgodi on his own initiative had secured a twelve-month internship with a government parastatal. In his post he emphasised the egde that being in the WOW programme had given him, in terms of skills acquired during the training. It prepared him for interviews and marketing himself successfully to prospective employers.
This again underscores for me, the importance of this kind of programme (WOW) to emerging postgraduate students going into the work place. It also highlights the tremendous effort that is continually being put into making this programme a successful and beneficial tool, for the humanities postgraduate student seeking employment in the 'real' world. It really prepares you realistically for what you will face out there as a prospective employee.
I am quite keen to see how the programme will have evolved in the next one or two years. As each group moves from training to internships, what ever lessons have been learned in that year, ensures that improvements are made during the next training and internship process.