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Speaking at the Career Fair, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics and Students' Affairs, Prof. Hussein Golicha, urged the students to use the Fair as a learning opportunity. He further acknowledged the effort put in by the organizers commending them for a job well done.

“This Career Fair will create networking opportunities and skills relevant to students in various career fields, therefore, for skills to give the students value, they have to give it a continuous effort,” he concluded.

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Stanchart staff, James Odero taking a section of MMUST staff through financial management and investment plans.

Representing the Director General National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), Dr. Stephen Ogenga, the Kisumu Centre Manager Ms. Mary Wamoko explained the concepts of Industrial Attachment as a Path Finder Program and a vital component in learning which enables students get knowledge and skills that meet the needs of the industry. She added that the aim of the industrial attachment is to develop practical and competence of trainees to provide them with inside knowledge towards the society. Over the years, the programs progress has posted a positive deviation from 2016 to 2020.

The Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing at Standard Chartered Bank urged students to put in hard work, be disciplined and develop a saving habit. As a result of the history and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MMUST and Stan-Chart which includes molding young people, Standard Chartered bank employed twenty (20) trainers to take the students through ‘Financial Literacy.’ The trainers took the students through the importance of Financial Planning, Financial Literacy Curriculum, distinguishing between Needs and Wants, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, how to deal with Financial Difficulties and how to attain Financial Independence.

One of Standard Chartered Bank’s trainers, Mr. Stephen Kagiri emphasized on the need for a saving culture. “To be able to make better decisions with regards to money, you should know how to manage it, however little. One must be able to account for every penny,” he urged.

The Manager, Human Resource at Standard Group Ms. Joy Kaguri termed the Career Fair ‘a great opportunity to guide students on how to go about selecting courses for their careers.’ She advised students to balance between academics and co-curricular activities, saying that the job market is diverse and is currently looking for more than just brains.

Other notable personalities who attended the Career Fair were MMUST Associate Dean, School of Natural Sciences- Prof. Omukunda Elizabeth; Dean, School of Engineering and Built Environment, Prof. Eng. Bernadette W. Sabuni; Director, Directorate of Corporate Communications and Marketing- Dr. Lydia Anyonje; Director, TVET- Dr. Samuel Waweru; MMUST Marketing Officer, Mr. James Muriithi, MMUST Alumni Chairperson, Mr. Kennedy Echesa, and the student’s body.

Story by: Charity Idaya, Risper Wairimu and Verna Awuor 

Photos by: Wilberforce Shiundu

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