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Presidential digital internship programme extends application deadline

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  You have two more days to apply for the Presidential digital internship programme. The ICT Authority has extended the application to 9th January, 2015. The programme will place IT graduates in different government and private sector organizations. According to the Authority, interns need to have graduate with a Bsc in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Information Systems/Technology. “Interns in ... Read More »

Nigerian student develops wind and solar powered car from scrap metal

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While some are in search for the classic Volkswagen Beetle to pimp up, one Nigerian student is going beyond restoring the once-popular car. Segun Oyeyiola, a final year engineering student at Obagemi Awolowo University, has built what could possibly the first ever wind and solar powered car. The student built the car from the ground up with an old VW ... Read More »

How to make resolutions that you can keep


It is that time of the year again when you look back in the year and it hits you that you haven’t achieved what you set out to do in 2014. Heck, you don’t even remember the resolutions you made. It has become an annual routine: You resolve to start exercising, read more books, work harder, be more spiritual or ... Read More »

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)


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


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


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


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 »

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