Now that school is winding down, a lot of students are looking for summer jobs. You want to find the best job possible – one in your field of interest, that pays well, and gives you a ton of relevant experience…. but how? Continue reading
It has been no surprise that since the beginning of the “noughties,” technology has been integrated into every aspect of life to a level previously only entertained in the wistful looks of science fiction fans. The pace of our lives has sped up.
There is an unprecedented supply of information at our fingertips that we need to absorb to decide what we want to do with our lives. By the time we’re wrestling with the throes of puberty, we have to have already settled on one career choice from thousands of possibilities; all so that we can take the right classes in high school, study the right subject at university, and ultimately land our coveted dream job.
For a student and potential entrant into the UK job market, the pressure is on to live that ideal. Competition is fierce, with employers looking for the best of the best across the globe, so whatever you decide to study, you have to do it “guns blazing” to stand a chance.
But how can we know we’re making the right decisions? And even when we know what we want, how can we run the gauntlet of CVs and interviews? Continue reading
By Vera Oreti, Campus Ambassador (University of Nairobi, Kenya)
Kenya is a country that holds onto education as one of the key pillars towards the achievement of Vision 2030 and also the realization of the Millennium Development Goals that go in line with the same. The system of education here is majorly the 8-4-4 although there are several international schools that offer IGCSE among other International systems.
The core objective of students is to acquire academic excellence. Because of this, Kenyan students have inculcated the value of hard work in them. This is evident in the brilliant results posted every year with the mean score rising each passing day. The wide gender disparity gap that was there in the past is now declining because female students now shine, making them realize that all people are equal. Female students now excel in the fields of study that were previously stereotyped to belong to men. Such fields include engineering, medicine, law, architecture and sciences.
The competition evidenced here depicts a culture that keeps everyone on their toes and enables them to work extremely hard.
In Kenya, the students are taught to be independent and as such, many of them engage in part-time job activities if they do not have a tight schedule. This enables them to grow up into mature and responsible citizens that will shape this country to turn from the “The Kenya we have” to “The Kenya we want”. This is especially common with those who are in tertiary institutions. They look for internships and attachments so as to earn an extra coble. Continue reading
Money and goodies: two of the best reasons to participate in a competition!! There are lots of great competitions out there, but the news of these competitions rarely reaches its target audience. That’s why we’ve decided to locate and list some of the best that also offer some of the coolest prizes.
Whether it’s a world-class adventure or just a pile of cash that you are after, these competitions have got you covered!
Scientists know that a map of our genome holds boundless potential, ranging from identifying our susceptibility to disease to discovering cures for cancer. But since 1953, when James Watson and Francis Crick concluded that DNA contained the “stuff of life,” only a handful of human genomes have been mapped. In fact, it still takes many months and millions of dollars to sequence a single genome. Understanding our genomes may help delay or even prevent disease. For those suffering from genetic illnesses, personal genetic information can determine which medicines will drive their disease into remission without negative side-effects.