Do Not Despise Volunteering Opportunities, Clarke University Students Told

More than 700,000 Ugandans reach the employment age every year but the country is only able to create about 75,000 jobs according to the World Bank report of 2020. This simply implies jobs are for resilient and aggressive people.

Basing on that background and other reports that indicate that Uganda’s population sprouts every day, Clarke International University has advised its students to master social skills alongside technical knowledge in order to maneuver through the very competitive job world.

Speaker after speaker at the career guidance sessions at the University’s campus in Bukasa, Muyenga, in Kampala said students need social networking, aggressiveness, effective communication, and innovativeness leadership.

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Beatrice Bonita Nanziri, an internationally recognized software innovator, said that students should be assertive as one of the ways to open up opportunities for them that would have not opened.

“Whenever you are in a space, let people feel your presence, let people know that you sell tea, let people know that you are an engineer know who you are and what you do, this can be a golden opportunity to change your life,” Nanziri said.

According to Nanziri, students should always take advantage of being part of the different structures. Students and graduates need to give themselves chance to learn new things as much as they can while still at and after university.

Clarke University career guidance was organized by the Global Health Corps organization which is a breeding ground for young people’s abilities and innovation skills in health-related services, though it embraces professions from different careers so long as they have an interest in health services improvement.

Carol Achola the Global Health Corps, GHCs Uganda chapter alumni president, says that young people should cultivate opportunities that help them grow especially in the diverse communities’ aspects, adding that this chance is offered by GHCs. According to Achola, they organized their career day event, to bring back hope among young people which had been lost during the lockdown.

Hannington Kangume the guild president of Clarke International University, said that the GHCs event has helped him differentiate the technical and social skills, and understood what each skill set helps in life as well as where it can be applied. “These people have proved to us that the skills and knowledge we squire from class is not enough to guarantee success in life. One need to have must have excellent social skills at the forefront,” he said.