The School of Science and Technology hosts a career talk at Makini Cambridge School

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Caption: Dr. Collins Oduor (third from the right) with some of the students and parents following the career talk at Makini Cambridge School. The talk was attended by 34 Year 9 students and their parents.

By Dr. Collins Oduor and CTW Team

As part of its community service efforts, the School of Science and Technology last week participated in a career talk at the Makini Cambridge School. The career talk was carried out as part of the School’s initiatives to reach out to students across various schools, including providing career advice to attendees, clarifying queries about the university and its processes and strengthening existing relationships with high schools.

The theme of the Talk was ‘Mentoring young adults into the professional career world’ and was attended by thirty-four Year 9 students and their parents. The presentation covered the background of USIU-Africa, choosing career paths, local and international opportunities for students, and student academic motivation.

In his presentation, Dr. Oduor began by giving a brief background of USIU-Africa, and what made the university stand out from its contemporaries.
“USIU-Africa is one of the universities with a global outlook in the East African region, with over 74 countries represented, and accommodating young people from across all the 47 counties in the country. The opportunity to encounter and the experience you receive from these interactions will be unforgettable,” he said.

Dr. Oduor also spoke about how the University has adapted to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that USIU-Africa has ensured that students continued to access quality education by staying on the cutting edge of technology to continuously enhance online learning.

“USIU-Africa has leveraged our state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and systems, we ensured seamless transition to online learning platforms such as Blackboard, the Library e-resources and video conferencing through Zoom and BlueJeans, demonstrating our preparedness for academic and business continuity in times of adversity,” he said.

“We are also developing cutting edge programs to tap into the current demands of the digital revolution that will enable acquisition of skills necessary for a successful career in the 21st Century,” he added.

In his closing remarks, Dr. Oduor thanked the School and its administration for the forum to speak to the students, noting that it was through mentorship that students could access meaningful opportunities for their personal growth.

“Mentorship is a critical strategy in the support of career development, as it provides students with the chance to form positive professional relationships that allow them to explore various career options, develop their skills, and stay engaged academically as they prepare for their careers,” he said.

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