Career guidance and development for young students is a much needed ingredient in their personal growth because without it many young people make wrong professional choices.
Therefore it is important that parents and school offer the precise career talk to youngster in order to prepare them for life’s challenges.
In the same spirit, Victoria University in Kampala annually organizes what it calls senior six leaver’s career day to help students who are in vacation and preparing to join university make the right professional choices.
This year’s senior six leaver’s career day under the theme “Long Term, Academic, And Career Success, and Critical Thinking to Make Informed Decision” was held last Saturday at Kampala Parents where students from secondary schools were addressed by different senior professionals.
The career day was aimed at helping youngsters transform their lives by acquiring the right life skills which are essential in human growth.
The day’s motivational speakers included Oluma Kennedy, the Ag. Secretary General of Uganda Federal Alliance, Professeur Sumil Novembrietta, the Director to Institute of Social research and former Deputy Vice Chancellor at KIU and Doreen Kanyesigye, a motivational speaker.
The Guild President Mariah Peggy Nabunya, Miss Victoria University 2018-2019 Namuli Precious Priscilla and Olinga John Paul who represent Victoria University Alumni Association also spoke words of wisdom to the teenagers.
The guest of Honor; Professor Steven Lawoko, the Dean of Health Sciences at Victoria University advised students to always prioritize and fight to be the best if they are to become successful in life.
Some of the topics that were discussed at the career day included Generation Y And Critical Thinking Skills by Prof. Novembrietta Sumil; Goal Setting For A Successful Career by Oluma Kennedy and The Invisible Shapers of our Reality by Doreen Kanyesigye.
Also participants were taken through the art of public speaking and presentation, personal grooming and branding, choices and decision making, financial literacy, talent and alternative careers, life planning and Self-leadership.
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