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Scholarships, contracts, cash up for grabs for Kenyan tech students


AVIC International, a Chinese Holding Corporation in conjunction with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology have kicked off the second season of the Africa Tech Challenge (ATC). This is a competition that seeks to empower students in Technical Training Institutes in Kenya by upgrading their expertise to enable them get quality jobs and become entrepreneurs. Project Manager Lynette Mwende ... Read More »

Apply: In search of the next grand chef under 25-yrs


The Taste Awards 2015 has introduced a new award in the Prestige Category ‘The Rising Star.’ This award is aimed at applauding a younger generation and giving them a much-needed platform to highlight their skills. Taste, is inviting all professional chefs under the age of 25 to enter. Submissions must include one recipe of their choosing to be easily executed ... Read More »

Dear Companies, why you need to pay your interns


A while back, I came across a tweet requesting the president to jail all Employers who seek for “ 24-year old graduates with  6 years working experience” as a requirement for recruitment. I couldn’t agree any more. Some of the qualifications these employers seek for are straight out of utopia. If you’re a fresh graduate, a glimpse of the job ... Read More »

Calling App developers: Safaricom’s Sh1.5M Appwiz Challenge


Safaricom has today launched the 3rd edition of the Safaricom Appwiz Challenge, a 3-month developer challenge targeting Kenyan innovators in mobile ICT. An initiative in partnership with @iBizAfrica (Strathmore University), Appwiz aims to nurture and mentor ICT-driven start-ups focused on mobile technology, as part of its commitment to spurring local innovation and nurturing local enterprises that Safaricom and industry can ... Read More »

Three reasons why your CV is rejected


It is the hope of every job seeker that when they apply for a job, the response will be an invite for an interview. However, and as many of you will attest, it is becoming increasingly difficult to hear from employers and recruiters. I know of a case where an individual has applied for more than 900 jobs in a ... Read More »

Steers student mentorship program more than flipping burgers


What does Queen Latifah, billionaire Jeff Bazos, talk-show host Jay Leno and Pink have in common? They, like many more, have worked at a fast food restaurant at one point in their lives. One of the best experiences for students in college or campus is working in a busy restaurant or food outlet part-time or during the holidays. In many ... Read More »

5 must-read books for career success


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


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


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


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 »

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