Leveraging Industry Partnerships for Academic Excellence

Mr. Muiru tips students on work ethics

The School of Computing and Information Technology under the College of Pure and Applied Sciences has recently conducted a series of career sensitizations in partnership with various companies to tease out job and internship opportunities for their students.

Under the initiative, the Smart Applications International led by their Managing Director, Harrison Muiru arrived in the University on Friday, October 14, 2022 to mentor students on professional work ethics.

The topics of discussion centered around professional relationships, potential job and internship opportunities, financial investments, mental health and professional conduct.

Speaking during the forum, Mr. Muiru who is also a JKUAT Alumni expressed his pride for being a JKUAT product lauding the University for holistic training.

Drawing from his experiences, Mr. Muiru tipped students on how to reconcile the career confusion brought about by the societal perceptions of what you should be and what you want to do.

“When I was growing up, my parents wanted me to be a doctor but my interest was in technology. In the end, I have made a contribution to health sector by establishing and transforming the revolutionary Smart Automated Medical Scheme Management Solution (Medismart) using biometrically controlled technology serving millions of customers in over 10 countries,” said Mr. Muiru.

MillyMary Wanyanga, an Industrial and Mathematics student who attended the career fair said the event couldn’t have come at a better time.

Staff and Students follow the proceedings

On the verge of her graduation, Ms.Wanyanga said she had learnt the importance of building a strong social capital and the need for career exposure before graduation.

“From today’s event, I have understood what job seekers are looking for and also the need for volunteer internships even at the departments in the University,” said Ms. Wanyanga.

She stressed the need to have similar events saying the industrial perceptions are eye opening.

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