Unicaf University conducted a Career Guidance Talk at the Sentinel Kabitaka Private School in Zambia in order to engage with high school students who were unsure about their future career paths.
A group of 105 pupils in the 11th and 12th grade were given a talk by Dr Lameck Mwewa, Unicaf University Deputy Vice Chancellor, and Unicaf University Marketing Officers Chipo Mabuti and Andrew Musonda, who shared the many Bachelor’s degrees that Unicaf University offers, in an attempt to inspire the youngsters to give some more thought to their academic futures.
Mr Mabuti explained to the students that knowing what they wanted to study could help them make an informed decision as to where they should apply, but he also reassured the students that apprehension was not necessarily a bad thing, as it could open up the opportunity for the students to primarily focus on following their passions and interests instead. This would allow them to perhaps find a university degree that aligns with their personal preferences, thus making their university experience more enjoyable.
Dr Lameck spoke to the students about key skills that are necessary in the 21st century workplace. The students were also told about the changing dynamics of the world, and how Unicaf University is providing its students with the necessary tools they will need to thrive in the current job market.
The talk concluded with a raffle draw for a brand new Unicaf tablet, and a small thank-you from one of the students, who showed gratitude to the two Unicaf University speakers on behalf of the school for enlightening them on the many possibilities that lie ahead.
After the event, the team took part in a further discussion with the 12th-grade teacher, who graciously extended an invite to the team to attend a career fair at the school in July, which will give the students and their parents an opportunity to talk to the team and learn more about Unicaf University and all the degree programmes that it offers.