Uplifting Career Mentorship at University of Nairobi Mombasa Campus

Uplifting Career Mentorship at University of Nairobi Mombasa Campus

The University of Nairobi's Office of Career Services organized a transformative career mentorship session on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Mombasa Campus. The career mentorship program was attended by over 100 students from diverse faculties, the session aimed to arm  and equip students with the knowledge and awareness essential for navigating the fiercely competitive job market. The session included remarks from the Office of Career Services and a panel discussion involving experiences Peers from different fields

Madam Naomi Nyaboga, Head of Career Services, Explained the pivotal role of the Career Services Office in transforming ordinary students into qualified, market-ready graduates, thereby addressing the unemployment gap not only in Kenya but globally.

Stephen Okiki, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Express Shipping & Log LTD, Shared valuable advice on learning from mistakes, identifying opportunities, and adapting to the digital era. Emphasized the importance of being updated in a rapidly evolving world.

Madam Lucy Gikundi, who a mental health champion and assistant dean faculty of arts and Social Sciences Encouraged students to seek career guidance, utilize available resources, and form meaningful relationships. She advised on avoiding misinformation, facing challenges head-on, and ensuring relationships are reliable.

Dr. Melba Wasuna, External Affairs Manager, Highlighted the commitment to fostering a competitive edge among students, stressing the necessity of continuous improvement and upskilling. Underlined the idea that achievements today pave the way for future ventures.

Key Takeaways from the session included; Emphasis on transformation from student to market-ready graduate, Learning from mistakes and identifying opportunities, Navigating challenges with career guidance and resources and Importance of continuous improvement and upskilling to equally Compete in the competitive job market.

The mentorship session echoed a commitment to empowering students with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing job landscape. The University of Nairobi, through its dedicated mentors and speakers, is paving the way for a generation of skilled, resilient, and informed graduates poised to shape the future. This program serves as a testament to the university's dedication to nurturing not just academic success, but holistic development for each student.

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