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Best places to work in 2015

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Career and jobs website, Glassdoor, has announced its seventh annual Employees Choice Awards. The awards recognize the best companies to work as voted by the employees in the US and UK. 1. Google Google has been named the ‘best company to work for’ by a number of publications including Fortune. The tech giant has also been voted the best company ... Read More »

People with good writing skills are better at their jobs, get paid more (Infographic)

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I’m about to throw you for a loop. People who are good writers are better at their jobs, no matter what that job might be. Shocking, I know. Good writing skills are essential for any type of job you could possibly have. Why? Haven’t you ever composed an email to your boss? If it was full of grammatical errors, I bet ... Read More »

In pursuit of purpose: 7 lessons from Lupita Nyon’go

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Lupita Nyongo’s acting career can be described as meteoric and fabulous. From Kenya to Hollywood, Lupita’s is at a place where every aspiring actor wants to be. But her journey to Hollywood is anything but meteoric or an overnight success. In a keynote speech at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Lupita traces her earlier years when she struggled with finding ... Read More »

PRSK names USIU student as Young Communicator of the Year

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Samuel Waitathu Kariuki, a senior majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations at USIU-Africa’s School of Science and Technology, was been recognized as the Young Communicator of the Year by the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) in a gala event. This year, the awards received fifty nine entries and following adjudication by a panel of judges, thirteen ... Read More »

9 engineering students get Huawei internship in China

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Nine Kenyan engineering students will today fly to China for internship under Huawei’s ‘Seed for the Future’ program.      The internship program, which has also roped the ICT Authority, aims at up skilling top engineering students drawn from various local universities with ICT skills and providing them with the opportunity to learn and apply the latest technologies. The nine students ... Read More »

Now that you have graduated, what next?

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With most students graduating in the last quarter of the year, the nagging question at the back of your mind is; will I get a job? Most of the graduates do not have a job or internship lined up after graduation. So if you are one of the hundreds of graduates that have just left campus, you are not alone. ... Read More »

5 common characteristics of successful people

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Everyone is in search for the elusive success. Whether it is in business, academics, politics, the arts, music or whichever career we are in pursuit of. The open secret is that it is within reach but with a lot of effort and foresight and a bit of luck. But is there a formula to success? Are there things we can do to ... Read More »

UoN students welcome Prof. Mbithi as new VC

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The University of Nairobi students are on Monday in a celebratory mood upon learning that Professor Mbithi is the new Vice Chancellor. The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Professor Jacob Kaimenyi said that Prof. Mbithi will succeed the out-going VC Prof. Magoha from 6th January 2015. In a letter of appointment signed by Kaimenyi, reads that “in exercise of the power ... Read More »

4 tips to ace that job interview

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  When preparing for a job interview there are a few cardinal rules to follow when headed for an interview. It is not uncommon to be terribly uncomfortable and unsure of yourself as you begin the process of seeking employment. However, it is important to be forewarned on what to expect and prepare adequately. 1. Preparation Being well prepared can ... Read More »

Government launches ICT internship programme for graduates

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The Government and the private sector have developed a program to build ICT capacity in the public service to improve efficiency and service delivery. The Presidential Digital Talent Programme (PDTP) will train graduates through an internship to develop ICT leadership skills. Through the initiative, about 100 interns will be trained for a year in four quarters. This is expected to ... Read More »

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