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5 must-read books for career success

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Books are an essential part of career success. They enable you to pick up workable ideas, tips, and practical wisdom on the go. They contain usable knowledge drawn from different experiences, which you can apply to your own life. It is like bringing the authors right into you living room for a fireside chat at a fraction of what it ... Read More »

23-year old Strathmore student running a successful entertainment business

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Stephanie Angela Wanjiku Kimani is an ambitious entrepreneur and at just 23 she has had multiple achievements under her belt including owning her own thriving business. Stephanie will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Science in Financial Economics (BBS-FE). At the moment she is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level 1 candidate set to sit for her exams in December ... Read More »

Companies that hire at least 10 interns get tax break #Budget2015

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Fresh graduates are set to benefit from a tax rebate proposed by the government contained in the 2015/2016 budget. The move announced by National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich will allow employers to claim tax rebates by paying a lower corporate tax. For companies to qualify for a tax break, the interns will have to be hired for at least one ... Read More »

College student wins Royco cooking competition

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A culinary arts student is the winner of a cooking competition sponsored by Unilever Kenya in which participants were required to create different recipes using locally available ingredients. Bria Auma 21, a student from Top Chef Culinary Institute, beat 11 other contestants from the college to win the overall prize of Ksh10,000 in the Royco ‘What’s for dinner?’ cooking contest. ... Read More »

The 10 best companies to work for in East Africa

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Let’s face it, any old job just doesn’t cut it anymore. Smart, savvy employees like yourself are looking for more than just a pay check. You want a thriving “culture”, growth opportunities, benefits packages that go beyond the basics, and generous vacation days. It helps if the company has a solid mission you can get behind 100% and hires great people ... Read More »

Creative CV: Somebody give this lady a job (VIDEO)

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If you are one of the many graduates 0ut there who has been tarmacking for months or years, maybe it’s time you did something extraordinary, like one Angela Karimi. This Nazarene University graduate is clearly the out-of-the-box candidate employees are looking for, if her creative video CV is anything to go by. Angela decided to shoot the video CV to ... Read More »

SAP targets 20,000 youth in inaugural Africa Code Week

(left) Dr Fred Matiangi Cabinet Secretary Ministry of ICT and Pfungwa Serima (right) with a student who has graduated in Materials Management module from Multi Media Uni

SAP Africa today announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Code Week (ACW) with the go-live scheduled for October 2015. The initiative will see an estimated 20 000 children across the continent ranging in age from 8 to 24 years, participating in software coding workshops across eleven African  countries: South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo ... Read More »

Government to hire 400 ICT graduates to boost public service delivery

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The Government will employ 400 Information, Communication and technology (ICT) fresh graduates by October this year to help drive ICT agenda in public institutions. Information, Communication and Technology Authority Chairman, Dr. Matunda Nyanchama, said the graduates will be employed as management trainees for a period of one year before fully engaged to help enhance service provision at various public departments. ... Read More »

Kenya’s top 10 young leaders recognized at awards

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Kenya’s young and talented individuals from various business sectors were feted and celebrated at the annual CfC Stanbic Bank Rising StarAwards, held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi. Now in its second year in Kenya, and featuring respected judges including Dr. Manu Chandaria (CEO Comcraft Group), Alan Cassels (MD DHL EA) and Nick Mruttu (Country Manager, Kenya Coca-Cola), the ... Read More »

Apply: Work Experience and Mentorship Academy

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The Work Experience & Mentorship Academy is a program that provides graduates with employability skills sought for by employers through a thorough and interactive 3 months training. This is followed by a 6 months work experience in various Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Opportunity for graduates Apply! to join the WORK EXPERIENCE & MENTORSHIP ACADEMY (WEMA) and become a WEMA GRADUATE ... Read More »

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