On 4th December 2019, CIU organized a career planning and professional development class that was facilitated by our Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga. This training was designed as an exit package for CIU graduating students and any other interested individuals.
The idea was birthed out of the need to train students how to embrace the work environment and to give them basic knowledge about what employers look out for during the recruitment process.
Some of the areas focused on were general guidance on career choices, venturing into the job market, interview skills, networking, role modelling, and job applications.Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga, the lead trainer demonstrated the career mapping process using the example of the butterfly cycle to show participants the necessary stages of career growth and what they need to focus on at each stage.
Over 50 participants turned up and they were taken through the importance of networking, career mapping and negotiating the offer. Every participant walked away with a copy of the Logic Die book titled How to be successful by Stanley J. Reynolds.
The participants requested that the training should be done at least twice a year to enable other students who missed be part of it. At CIU, we put emphasis on graduating students who are well prepared to compete globally and take on leadership positions.