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.
The future of Uganda will increasingly be defined by Ugandans who can lead, innovate and transform the current and future industries so that Uganda can continue to compete in the global markets. As an institution of higher learning, we aim to contribute meaningfully to this demand and need.
Kampala, Uganda, 4th of November 2019- The Somali Ambassador in Uganda his excellence Ali. M .Mohamud invited Dr. Rose Clarke Nanyonga , Vice-Chancellor Clarke International University (CIU) and her delegation to the Somali embassy in Kampala where they discussed collaborations with Somali Universities, improving the Somali student experience in Uganda, and supporting Somali scholars through available scholarships.
The Somali Student Association at CIU is one of the biggest on-campus student organizations, with the majority of the students majoring in the field of Public Health. The Ambassador discussed the need to have partnerships with Universities in Somalia, to provide students with affordable and quality postgraduate opportunities at home, as well as tracking the impact of education Somali Nationals have obtained from Ugandan Universities.
The Ambassador also praised CIU for having some of the best-placed graduates in their fields of study. Many CIU graduates are health workers, teachers and some have progressed as far as politics in their home country.
Clarke International University has an international student population of over 30 percent of the student body. CIU recognizes that culture is an important aspect of society. We are constantly building strong strategic relationships and making our campus more diverse.