DURBAN University of Technology (DUT) Riverside campus held a student market and expo day on Friday, October 4.The expo, which was organised by students, formed part of their assessment.According to organiser Thanduxolo Shabane, it is important to host such events for students who are doing their final year. “Such events benefit students since they provide them with a platform that offers a wide range of industry knowledge,” said Shabane.More importantly, he said, the aim was to bring organisations to the students because they don’t often have the time and the means to visit them and seek information for themselves.Offering information to the students was Maritzburg United Football Club, Vodacom, Community Chest, and more.Shabane said the event’s timing was perfect because students are approaching their final exams period so those who will be exiting next year will have an idea of what to do and where to do it.“Also, the students deserved some entertainment and time to relax their minds before starting with exams,” said Shabane. The organiser urged organisations to open their doors to students who are seeking opportunities. “It is important for organisations and entities to work closely with university students, more especially because our university produces students of great quality. “When these organisations work closely with these students they get a chance to actually take in someone to groom to be one of the organisation’s greatest assets,” said Shabane.Concluding, Shabane thanked organisations such as the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (Pacsa) and others for making the event a success.“We hope to get more organisations on board for our next event since this initiative benefits the students,” said Shabane.The organising team wished students and pupils all the best of luck for the upcoming exams.