Moi University Alumnus, Mr. Alex Chamwada, speaking during the event organised at the Margaret Thatcher Library, Moi University.
A number of Moi University alumni on Friday September 28, 2018 turned out at the Margaret Thatcher Library, Main Campus, to inspire the comrades on career life. The former students narrated their career paths, chronicling their challenges, experiences and opportunities right from their time as students upto the point they are prominent members in the society.
Eng. Michelle Boit, Senior Production Engineer with Tullow Oil, termed her coming to Moi University as her duty to giving back to the community, noting that she was profoundly humbled to return home and share her experiences with the comrades.
“You should take advantage of such opportunities when some of us offer to come and talk to you, because often times you only see us on television or merely read about us,” said Eng. Boit.
She narrated her humble beginnings as a pupil at Moi University Primary School, through to her little known Kapnyeberai Secondary School in Nandi County, upto University in the USA, and how she ended up working with big oil companies in the USA.
“You need to be aggressive, self-driven and passionate about what you want to be in order to explore the talent you have and make use of the available opportunities. I want to challenge you to do very well in School and also get into leadership positions. This will propel you to greater heights” added Eng. Boit.
She promised to regularly get in touch with the students through the Directorate of International Programmes, Linkages and Alumni, to link them to the industry.
Mr. Gideon Bii, the Business Development Manager with MINET Insurance Brokers, reiterated the need for personal branding through experience and preservation of reputation.
“In order to make it in life, you must be consistent in whatever you do. This gives you the relevant experience that makes the world to identify you. But as you cultivate your brand, you must always remember to guard your reputation so that you don’t slump,” said Mr. Bii.
Mr. Alex Chamwada of CHAMS Media, narrated his student life at Moi University that involved selling chicken and second hand clothes in the 1990s before plunging into the media industry as a broadcast journalist with prominent media houses such as Citizen TV, KTN TV and KBC.
“Life is full of challenges, in whatever career, but what is more important is having the right attitude towards what you do. You must be able to provide solutions to problems in society,” said Mr. Chamwada.
Mr. Chamwada encouraged the students to embrace the 3Es (Education, Exposure and Experience) and to show responsibility in whatever assignment at hand.