As an economic undergraduate, I secured an entry-level employment at Equity bank Mombasa branch in August 2012. After hard work and career stagnation for two years, I was still working as a clerical staff. I then decided to join JKUAT Mombasa Campus in May 2015 for a master’s program in project management. My decision was motivated by the fact that employers need employees who have the best skills. My two years’ journey at the university was built on a strong foundation of skills from able lecturers who tirelessly mentored us in project management, for sure the methodology of group discussion is a key learning point of the trends in the industry.
In the course of my third semester, my company had an opening for a senior project officer in 2016, the minimum qualification for the position was a Master’s degree in in project management. I applied for the position and out of the many applicants I emerged to be the best. I relocated to Nairobi to take up my new role. While there, I did my field attachment and started my Thesis in October 2016, the journey wasn’t smooth, during my first proposal defense it didn’t go well. I pursued my second chance and by May 2017, I completed my project defense, published and graduated in December 2017. To take us back at the beginning of 2017, I landed to an interesting opportunity as an ICT Project Manager sealing my hard work and enthusiasm in project Management. It was a definite game changer considering the exposure of the real industry experience in project management, change management, quality assurance, strategic projects and resource management.
My academic and career journey over the last two years has made me an enthusiast in IT projects management, change management and quality assurance. I have unique ability to learn diverse products, manage multi-disciplinary projects, navigate complex challenges and build relationships.