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Student Governance and Development

Backpack to Briefcase is designed to provide students at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience needed to transition from university to professional life :

Sponsored by the 2014 Student Representative Council


Preparing to be a Polished Professional Workshop 1              

This workshop addresses Curriculum Vitas and Covering Letters. 


Preparing to be a Polished Professional Workshop 2

Workshop 2 addresses Professional Dress and Interviewing. 


Preparing to be a Polished Professional Workshop 3

Students learn the appropriate professional practices of Networking and are given the opportunity to participate in networking scenarios. 


Etiquette Business Dinner

Through a multi-coursed, interactive etiquette dinner, students are guided by a moderator through the steps of formal dining.  Each table of students is led by specially chosen professionals who facilitated pre-set discussion points in between meal courses.  Students who attend all Polished Professional workshops are eligible to attend the Business Etiquette Dinner.


Who can take part:

Any  currently registered NMMU university student,  irrespective of  year or field of study, is eligible to participate.  


No costs involved. Class size is limited to 50.


Application forms:   

Application forms and a copy of your full academic record needs to be handed into  Kim Elliott, Room 101, Goldfields south, south campus.  Closing date for applications 26 February 2014.


Students attending the Ettiquette Dinner


Contact person

Kim Elliott

Senior Manager: Leadership Training & Development

Student Governance and Development

South Campus

Tel: +27 (0)41 504  3351