Published On: January 24, 2022|Categories: News|

On Friday, 21st January, Strathmore Business School (SBS) hosted a career fair and CV writing workshop for  undergraduate students. 

The career fair connected the students with various potential employers from the industry; giving the students an opportunity to establish professional relationships and discuss potential job and internship opportunities.

The companies represented at the event included: Nestlé Kenya, KPMG East Africa, British American Tobacco, Jumia Kenya, Andersen in Kenya, Vivo Energy, PZCussons, Twiga Foods, RSM Tax, Ernest & Young, and  Finaltus. 

In the CV writing workshop, students got in-depth insights and tips on how to prepare for the job market. Caroline Kitwa from Nestlé Kenya took the students through a session on CV writing. Caroline noted that a well-written CV stands out and gives you visibility amidst many job applicants.

 Jackline Omuka from KPMG East Africa took them through cover letter writing and an interview preparation mock-up session. “First impressions are everything, how you show up for an interview matters and ultimately affects the perception the interviewer will have of you. So bring your best self to the interview; in terms of how you dress, how you sit, your body mannerisms and posture and even how you speak,” Jackline noted. 

Each year, institutions of higher learning in Kenya churn out hundreds of thousands of graduates, all competing for the few job opportunities available. Therefore, it is important that as a recent graduate or a student getting ready to graduate, you set yourself apart with a stellar CV and cover letter as well as learn about what to expect and how to prepare yourself for an interview. 

At Strathmore University Business School, we endeavour to prepare our students for the workplace. As such, we organise career fairs, roundtables and workshops to give the students an opportunity to interact with industry players and get tips and insights as they prepare to join the workforce. We offer three Undergraduate Programmes; the Bachelor of Commerce Programme, the Bachelor of Financial Services Programme and the  Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain and Operations Management. Learn more about our Undergraduate Programmes here

Article by Juliet Hinga

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