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Connecting industry with talent: International students’ career fair breakfast

International students in Strathmore University with members of staff from Nestlé, East South African Region.

The Career Development Services office in collaboration with the International Students’ Office held an international students’ Career Fair breakfast. Strathmore University boasts of a vibrant international community that adds to the rich culture of the University. International students make up 5.4% of the student population from various countries among them, Congo, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

The students had networking sessions with representatives from companies present at the breakfast: General Electric, Mars Wrigley East Africa, Stanbic Bank Kenya, Nestlé, World Food Programme and McKinsey & Co. Strathmore alumni working in these companies interacted with the international students and shared their experiences they had while at Strathmore and in their professional lives.

Alfred Ngwenya, Talent Acquisition Specialist at Nestlé, East South African Region, speaking at the breakfast advised the students to make it count by exploring networks. “Love our countries but look beyond them: Wherever you are based or wherever you are from, do not limit yourself. Not all students are book smart.” While speaking of recruitment at Nestlé, he said, “We are looking for all-round students through gamification, a psychometric assessment tool.”

The next career fair took place on September 6, 2019 for the Strathmore University Business School (SBS undergraduate students) and the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) students, while that for the Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) and the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences (SIMS) students will take place on October 11, 2019.


This article was written by Wambui Gachari.

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