Centre of African Studies has an Employer Panel whose members represent different areas of professional competence and with whom the Centre is in continuous dialogue with in order to ensure that CAS graduates are as qualified for professional jobs as possible.
The present members of the Employer Panel are:
- Mette Frederiksen, Folketinget (on leave)
- Steffen Frølund Thomsen, Consultant
- Anders Garly Andersen, Ambassador, Head of Africa Department at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Laurits Holdt, Journalist, Globalnyt.dk
- Søren Jeppesen, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School and chairman of FAU (the Association of Development Researchers in Denmark)
- Mette Müller Kristensen, International Programme Manager, Socialdemokraterne
- Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen, General Secretary, Dan Church Aid
- Camilla Torp Olsen, Programme Coordinator, SOS Children's Villages, Denmark
- CAS students have the possibility of doing an internship at a company or development project in Africa as part of their studies. This aims at strengthening links between CAS and the world of business, development and administration and at giving the students skills which will improve their job prospects after graduation.