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Cavendish University Uganda holds Inaugural Careers & Employability Week



The Careers and Employability Week held from 15th– 22nd October 2021 was opened by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John F. Mugisha, moderated by the Careers & Employability Officer, Mr. Bernard Ochan and closed by the Executive Director, Mr. David Mutabanura.

The virtual event themed; “Preparing Graduates for Post-University Employment,” attracted the participation of many students and external guests, including a strong panel of presenters with Hon. Ralph Ochan, the Head of the Uganda Public Service Commission as the Guest of Honour.

The goal of the CUU Virtual Careers and Employability Week was to help students to develop life-long skills that they can apply while seeking out opportunities to gain experience and serve within their chosen career fields through employment in fellowships, part-time jobs, internships, job placements, and beginning their own businesses. Students in attendance were able to acquire employability knowledge and skills relevant for the 21st century workplace.

The Topics of Discussion included;

  • Preparing Graduates for Post-University Education
  • Enhancing your Status as a Graduate
  • Effective Networking Skills
  • Exploring the 21st Century World of Work
  • Launching your Career (Career Exploration)
  • Getting your Business Idea Started/Starting your own Business
  • Responding to HR Selection Criteria
  • Pre-Application Processes
  • Writing a Winning CV and Resume Writing
  • Cover Letter/Application Letter
  • How to Prepare for an Interview
  • Taking an Interview
  • Building your Personal Brand

 

The Guest Speakers included;

  • Hon. Ralph Ochan, the Head of the Uganda Public Service Commission
  • The Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Francis Mugisha
  • Mr. David Mutabanura, the Executive Director
  • NFT Consult
  • Mr. Daniel Bukenya, Managing Director of Goldstone Enterprise Consulting and training Limited.
  • Ms. Lydia Nyakahuma Nakibande, the Human Resource Director
  • Mr. Fredrick Mufta, the Sales & Marketing Director
  • Mr. Bernard Ochan, the Careers & Employability Officer
  • Mr. Nabaasa Medard, Deputy Dean of Students
  • Mr. Jackson Birungi, Human Resource Manager
  • Ms. Elizabeth Namakula, Communications Lecturer

It was a highly engaging week that was greatly appreciated by the students especially those in their 2nd and 3rd Year. The Guest of Honour promised to come again to lecture the students pursuing International Relations and Diplomatic Studies about International Law.




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