Moi University Alumni Association (MUAA) organized a mentorship programme for continuing students on Friday November 9, 2018 at Eldoret West Campus.
Students from the School of Business and Economics were the beneficiaries of the programme. The Alumni who turned out to inspire students included Ms. Juliana Wanjiru, Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT) General Manager for Marketing and Communication, Ms. Grace Kaome, LVCT Health HR and Administration Manager, Capt. Lucas Njeru, Airline Training Captain and Mr. Joseph Githaiga, Cooperative Bank Manager, Nairobi Branch.
“Know that there is an opportunity when you work hard and give it your best. You can begin by, volunteering in your area of specialization and you don’t know where it will get you,” said Ms. Wanjiru.
Ms. Wanjiru urged volunteers to be patient and use social media appropriately to help them connect with their mentors who will help in the advancement of their careers.
Ms. Kaome assured students that Moi University has some of the best programmes that position it high in the market, urging them to work hard in order to get jobs.
She said technology does not take away jobs but rather creates more, counseling students not to settle for less than their abilities.
She encouraged students to cultivate their attitude, urging them to act strategically as they get into workplaces. She noted that employers look for employees who bring value to their organizations.
Capt. Njeru encouraged the students to believe in themselves, noting that by being in the University is an opportunity to transform oneself.
He said learning in continuous in one’s lifetime, reiterating that it extends beyond the classroom.
Mr. Githaiga told the students to identify areas they are good at and work towards perfecting them. He noted that Moi University produces the best graduates and that most of them who are attached in Cooperative Bank for internship perform better compared to those from other universities.
Also present during the event were Dr. Charles Lagat, Director, International Programmes, Linkages and Alumni, Dr. Joel Tenai, Dean School of Business and Economics, Dr. Joyce Komen, Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics, Mr. Musakali Juma, Alumni Representative, School of Information Sciences, Mr. Andrew Maoga, former MUAA chairman, Dr. Naomi Kosgey, Eldoret West Campus Coordinator for School of Business and Economics and Dr. Catherine Muganda, Lecturer, School of Business and Economics.
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