CAREER SKILLS: NETWORKING

Networking has become an important skill in the career and business fields. In its simplest form, networking is talking and connecting with people with the aim of developing relationships that will improve your chances of finding your dream job. If you don’t get put in the frame for a job directly as a result, then at least you are likely to discover prospects which you might explore further.
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My Passion – Geology

Ms. Keketso Patricia Kabi, a final year student of Geology at the University of Botswana, originally from Lesotho, tells us about her passion in geology.


Geology_by_KeketsoWho I am, Why I chose geology  and why I still want to do it.
I fell in love with geology from watching National Geographic and the Discovery Channel on television in primary school.  My sister always thought I was joking but I knew what I wanted to do. Continue reading

Bolts and Nuts: My take on Mechanical Engineering

As a young girl growing up, I was always fascinated by the things around me. When I looked at human beings, birds, airplanes, ships and cars, one question constantly plagued my mind, “How do they function the way they do?” Continue reading

UNCOVER A MENTOR

Most people talk about mentors. I used to be envious of my friends who had mentors. It seemed like they were ahead of me in one way or the other because I knew the benefits of having one. I figured that because of my limited knowledge in getting a mentor, I would not be getting mentored in the near future. You’ve probably gone through the effective components of great mentorship relationship in the previous article (see here) and, like me a few years back, you are wondering “how do I get a mentor? Where do I find them?” Continue reading

I am a Mine Geologist

Meet Ms. Keitumetse Atang Tshoganetso, a Mines Geologist working at First Quantum Mineral Co., Zambia. She has studied and worked in Botswana as an Exploration and Engineering Geologist, before venturing into Mine Geology.


Q: Tell me what your job entails as a mines geologist.
A: A Mine Geologist is the heart of the mining operation. I am responsible for guiding and delineating ore for the mining team as well as ensuring that the highest quality ore is delivered to the plant for processing. I am also responsible for grade control, stockpile management and ore inventory management. Finally, as part of ore quality control, I also perform grade control modelling. Continue reading