Category Archives: Career

3 Things to Improve Your Networking Skills

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When looking for a job, the search is brutal and tedious. Networking and leveraging on your connections can help you find placement in a great working environment. So it is time to dust yourself off, get up and network your way into a great job. Here are some of the ways one can improve their networking skills. Show Up Be ... Read More »

GMC, Duma Works offers job opportunities for students, young professionals

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The Kenyan chapter of the Global Management Challenge (GMC), an international business management competition, today announced a new partnership with Duma Works. The partnership will enable employers to be matched with the most suitable candidates, who have taken part in the GMC competition. “The GMC is in its second year in Kenya, and we are constantly looking for new ways ... Read More »

Aga Khan Academy doubles work placements for pre-uni students

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The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa is running a pre-university internship programme that is placing its Diploma Programme students in a six-week long internship to gain work experience and transferable skills, making them more employable.   The Academy’s move comes at a time when the quality of graduates produced by universities and colleges in Kenya has been under scrutiny by employers ... Read More »

Nigerian students creating the next African ‘superheroes’

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In the first issue of “Aje”, a Nigerian comic offering a new breed of superheroes strictly from Africa, university student Teni casts a curse on her boyfriend in a rush of jealous rage and purple lightning. “Koni dara fun o ni yi aye (it will never be better for you in this life),” snarls Teni in Yoruba, a language and ... Read More »

From inmate to graduate: getting a degree in jail

© Peter Foley | Bard Prison Initiative student Jonathan Alvarez at Woodbourne Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

What happens when violent convicts are taught liberal arts? According to hundreds of US felons who have gained degrees in philosophy and literature, higher education is transformative for both the student and society. And yet, it’s almost unheard of. Byron Ortiz has been in prison since 1992, when he was convicted of homicide at 19. Having spent most of his ... Read More »

Moving from a job seeker to creator: How one Med student sees it

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Dennis Lipumbu Noa is a 21-year-old Nambian and a third-year medical student at the University of Namibia School of Medicine and Pharmacy. Always willing to help those in need. He is a self-proclaimed motivation speaker and strongly believes every young person can create jobs. Listen to his story: Read More »

Aga Khan Academy students win first Presidential Award Gold level

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Two students of the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, Sumera Yego and Magdalena Gakuo, are the first Kenyans to achieve the gold level President’s Award- Kenya (PA-K) via the newly introduced online documentation platform. The President’s Award is a self development programme delivering life skills and ethical values to young people aged 14 to 25, with the aim of building a ... Read More »

KCB picked as best employer in Africa

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Kenya Commercial Bank has been named as Africa’s Best Employer Brand award by the Employer Branding Institute in Africa. Nearly 4,000 respondents were asked which company they would want to for and a majority said KCB is a brand they feel they would want to associate with as employees. KCB Group HR Director Paul Russo said the recognition is an important ... Read More »

How to get a job in Software Consulting

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Brian Onyango is a Senior HCM (Human Capital Management) Solution Consultant with Oracle. He is based in Nairobi and has a ton of experience in Solution Consulting – so he helps Oracle sell it’s HCM solutions to potential client companies operating in different industries. The most interesting note from this conversation was the emphasis that Brian put on not just ... Read More »

Infograph: How successful people start their day

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