Daystar University Holds a Career Fair and Recruitment Drive.
By Sophie Murithi
The event was held in Valley Road campus on 10 June 2022 at DAC auditorium to interview and recruit more than 50 students/graduates for internships and jobs.
The event kicked off as from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Many students turned up in large numbers both from Athi and Valley Road campuses. Keynote speakers included Chinthana Thanthirige from Mas intimates, Rose Wanjohi from Royal Media Services, Cynthia Nabwire and Amaris Bii from Talent Soko, Phancy Maina from Brighter Monday and Christine Mweteeli from Soft Skills limited. They emphasized on students not just sitting in class and studying alone, but also learning other skills aside from what they are taught in class as well as participating in extra-curricular activities.
Nita Kihiro the acting placement and international relations officer was responsible for the event. During an interview with her, she had the following to say. “I am very happy with the turnout in today’s career fair. The other days we usually don’t have many students coming in for these kinds of events but today’s event has been a success. I hope that students continue coming in for the ones in the near future.”
Joel Mumo a communication student served in the placement committee in charge of public relations and branding. He was as well the master of ceremony and during an interview with him, he had the following to say, “the main focus for today’s event was to provide opportunities for students and to bridge the gap between the industry and the school for them not to struggle when it comes to getting internships or even jobs.”
Alice, an alumnus of DU, who also works with Brighter Monday spent the day beside her colleagues helping students correct their CVs and answering their questions. She advised students to obey rules and regulations since they help and prepare us for the future although we may not see it right now. She as well added and said the culture activated in school usually helps us in the organizations we join in future and most recommend students from Daystar.
“I have learnt a lot from this event and actually didn’t know there are professionals who review CVs,” a continuing student from Valley road campus said. “I learnt about this event from the school email and I urge other students to avail themselves when these opportunities arise,” she added.
The next event for this year will be held in early November and will be a Career fare mainly for the graduating class but everybody will be invited having their Curriculum Vitae’s along for them to be reviewed so that they can get jobs.