Prof. Zak Nel

Prof Zak Nel completed his BA Hons, HED and MA (cum laude) at Stellenbosch University and started his career as a teacher and later as a school psychologist, in Durban.

In 1975 he joined the Rand Afrikaans University (currently the University of Johannesburg) as a student counsellor. The completion of his doctoral degree led to the award of a post-doctoral stipendium in Career Counselling research, which allowed him to work in close association with the University of Minnesota in the USA. Prof Zak Nel became a full professor in Counselling Psychology, and during this time he published five books and 32 research articles on career counselling. In this field of study, he was instrumental in supervising more than 30 doctoral students from different universities in their PhD studies on all aspects of career counselling.