“It’s very important to enhance students contact with corporate organizations to ensure that they are conversant with the expectations of employers’ as well as clients demands. This was the word that trailed on the Career Fair Week.
The function was officially opened by the Deputy Principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), Professor P. K’ Obonyo, who represented the Vice Chancellor. He emphasized on the importance of the private sector constant involvement with learning institutions to ensure that they update stakeholders on the relevance of knowledge gained in the universities and the job market demands. This would ensure that the Public Private Partnership (PPP) is enhanced.
The function was also attended by the Dean Faculty of Arts, Prof. P. Chitere. In his remarks he commended the support the University has given the students organizations to have direct links with prospective employers. He promised more support from his office to enhance the commendable rapport, existing between the University students’ organizations and the private sector. He recognized the presence of various companies present namely, Airtel Kenya, Unified Group, Unilever, Swag Tab, amongst others which were being expected the coming days of the event.
Ms. Bertha Kangai, a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Faculty emphasized the need for back to back links with the corporate world. This would enhance better relationship as well as maintaining contact so that corporate organizations could have easy and direct access to students. This in turn would help students to have access the available internships and job opportunities.
Mr. Richard Domonyang, the Human Resource Manager from Airtel Kenya led his team and he was the main Guest speaker of the day. He gave students important tips on how to “turn up for interviews”. He based his talk on personal career development, from being a teacher, to a banker and finally an HRM with Airtel. This motivated students who visited the stand in large numbers. Airtel had a nice package for the students including internship opportunities as well as good paying job opportunities.
From left, JohnMusonye- Corporate communication and Public Relations officer, Jesse Kisenya- Corporate communication and Public Relations officer and right is Nancy Kalama- Human Resource Manager.
Students listening keenly to AIRTEL KENYA CREW as Mr. Richard Domonyang, the Human Resource Manager explains to them what Airtel has got in the market.
Above (right), students listening to presentation from Unified group official. Above (left), students with presents which they had won.
The master of ceremony was NUARSA Chairman Mr. Daniel Omari Obiri. (NUARSA hosted the function) “When corporates responds positively to students activities like this, it not only encourages but also gives them a reason as to be committed to professionalism. It’s important for other corperate organizations to follow the footsteps of company’s likeAirtel to support students”.