The 2nd Annual Career Fair kicked off, Wednesday, June 13, 2013 at the Juja Main Campus where students interacted with both national and international companies on ways to increase possibilities of securing job opportunities in the competitive job market through linking the young scholars with potential employers.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the three-day event themed, Career Development in Line with Vision 2030, the Director of Vision 2030 Secretariat (Social and Political Pillars) Dr. Gituro Wainaina said, to achieve Vision 2030, universities need to develop programmes that are not only responsive to the needs of the society, but also empower them.
Dr. Wainaina told students that while they were an important cog in the national transformational agenda, they could also be a major drawback in the achievement of Vision 2030. He challenged scholars to examine current trends and adapt to them, urging them to borrow the Singapore experience in conducting business.
JKUAT Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga, in a speech read on her behalf by the JKUAT Director of Quality Assurance, Prof. David Mulati, said the annual event encourages “students to take their academic work, training and career choices seriously” and provides “feedback to the teaching fraternity on the kind of training that is required in the ever competitive labour market.”
Prof. Mabel Imbuga further said, the platform provided by Career Fair will enable the University to steer clear of scenarios where graduates could be rendered irrelevant to the needs of the corporate world, adding, it was the reason why the University, through the Dean of Students Office and Student Welfare staged the event in very high esteem.
The comedian Felix Odiwour, better now as Jalang’o who gave an electrifying performance told students they had an opportunity to explore the ever growing entertainment industry.
The event was graced by the Country Manager, East African Cluster Nestle, Ms. Svetlana Obruchkova, Sales Manager for Techno Brain, Ms. Aekta Bhatt, and University Programme Specialist, Middle East and Africa Google Mr. Sila Awad.