Author: Adriaan Odendaal

How to Use LinkedIn to Boost Your Career

If you aren’t on LinkedIn yet – or if your LinkedIn profile is just another neglected page you’ve long since forgotten about – then this blog post is here to help you get the most out of this one-of-a-kind social and professional networking site.   LinkedIn is one of the most important online resources you can use to boost your professional career. It is a social network aimed at giving you the opportunity to connect with other professionals. Individuals can market themselves, their services, or their companies. It’s also largely used to find jobs. Its importance in the modern labour...

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How to Tell if You Are in the Wrong Career

It’s easy to feel like life has just swept you along and that you didn’t end up doing what you thought you would when you were young. Because work is such a large part of our lives, such uncertainties often come down to the following question:  “Am I in the career that I was meant to be in?”  To find the answer to this important question, and to learn how you can do something about it, keep reading:   You dread going to work Each morning is a struggle. You find yourself just lying in bed, wondering, “How did...

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Where to Find Free Internet Connection in South Africa

Note: This blog post was originally published on 20 April 2015, but has been updated for accuracy.   Many of our students don’t have easy access to affordable internet — and internet connection is essential for making the most of your studies. So to help you, we have put together some information that will help you find free Wi-Fi, or other internet connections, all across South Africa. You will be able to use it to download the Oxbridge Academy mobile app, visit our Student Portal, or even submit your assignments.   1. Restaurants and coffee shops The best free...

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Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed in the Media Industry?

The media industry consists of a myriad of careers, and survival of the fittest is the name of the game. The careers look glamorous from the sidelines and yes, there are many perks, but it’s no easy task making it to the top. Graig-Lee Smith (28), knows this all too well. He has been down this road. Today, he hosts Kompas, a youth radio show on SABC’s RSG station, which boasts a listenership of roughly 1.9 – 2.5 million people.   The beginning of the journey Graig has always had an interest in radio production. He was intrigued by...

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