Kigali, 17 August 2023 – On Monday last week, Kepler board members, Stefan Keyes and Obinna Ukwuani, hosted insightful career discussions with students from Kepler College, focusing on pivotal subjects such as Communications and Entrepreneurship.
Stefan is an award-winning journalist at CTV News in Ottawa, Canada, while Obinna Ukwuani is a fervent pan-African social entrepreneur dedicated to value creation and human capacity development.
Both Keyes and Ukwuani, renowned for their expertise in their respective fields, imparted valuable insights and shared practical advice aimed at bolstering the students’ career trajectories.
The event was interactive, allowing students to engage, ask questions, and receive firsthand knowledge from seasoned professionals.
“Effective communication is not just about speaking; it’s about listening, understanding, and then delivering,” Stefan Keyes, emphasized.
This sentiment resonated with students, underscoring the importance of two-way communication in any professional setting.
Obinna Ukwuani’s words served as a reminder that true entrepreneurs are inherently problem solvers, always seeking impactful solutions.
“Entrepreneurship is not just about starting a business; it’s about identifying problems and crafting innovative solutions,” he remarked.
Reflecting on the event, Amina Mkova, one of the students shared, “Engaging directly with professionals like Stefan and Obinna has broadened my perspective on the immense opportunities in my field.”
Another student, Fabrice Ishimwe, added, “These sessions bridge the gap between our academic studies and the practical world. It’s invaluable.“
The career talk series was a testament to Kepler College’s commitment to equipping students with the tools and knowledge they need to thrive in the professional world. Such initiatives not only bridge the gap between academia and the real world but also inspire students to envision and shape their future with clarity and confidence.
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