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Connecting Industry with Talent; SMC/STH Mini Career Fair

Students from the School of Management and Commerce (SMC) and the School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) enjoyed a great morning of networking, at the SMC/STH mini career fair hosted by Strathmore University Career Development Services (CDS) department.

The event that was held on Friday 8th September 2017 at the university, allowed for students to interact with representatives from 17 companies from across the country, delving onto career growth opportunities through one on one interactions with industry experts.

The companies that participated in the fair included; Grant Thornton, Bollore Africa Logistics, Genesis Analytics, Schneider Electric, UPO Ltd, EABL, Canon Chemical, PowerMe, Darling Kenya, Node Africa, Kenya Association of Travel Agents, Park Inn by Radisson, Crowne Plaza, Sarova Hotels, Ecotourism and Fairmont The Norfolk.

The attendance from both students and corporates provided an atmosphere of interaction, where companies gave insights on what it means to work for their companies, giving students opportunities to apply for internships or learn how to prepare to work in such companies.

The company representatives’ urged students to seize opportunities that existed in their companies in an effort to experience growth in their career paths. They also availed forms students filled, for possible future communications.

Over the years, career fairs have proven to be a very effective way of linking students with opportunities in the job market, setting students up with opportunities to grow beyond the confines of the classroom.