UMU students advised on career choices
Uganda Martyrs University students have been advised to ensure that they choose careers they are passionate about if they want to be successful in life.
This was during the NSSF/MPL Career Expo 2019 that was held in the Cardinal Wamala Auditorium, at the university main campus in Nkozi today.
Mr. Jonathan Ebuk, the employment officer at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), advised students to always know what they want and work for it.
“You have to change your lifestyle to ensure you fit in, many people focus on survival needs (making money) when choosing a career path very seldom do people think about a lifestyle they want to live. Success isn’t about comfort level and stuff you can buy with money, it’s about how you spend time every day” he said.
He also asked students to consider volunteering in organizations as a way of gaining experience instead of waiting to get hired.
Mr. Moses Ssesanga, the Head of Human Resource at Monitor Publications Limited (MPL), tipped students on how to write a successful professional Curriculum Vitae (CV) that would earn them their dream jobs. Adding that potential employers receive more than 2,000 applicants each time a job advert is placed in the media and only those that meet the employer’s expectations are considered.
“A CV is a gateway for one to qualify for an interview and you should prepare it now so that when you are presented with a job opportunity, it is ready. Prepare it right,” Mr. Ssesanga said.
He also advised students to always execute assignments in time, comprehend issues quickly and respect everyone at the workplace from the cleaner to top managers if they want to succeed and be able to turn their life around.
The half-day event was opened by Mrs. Roselyne Ssali, the University Dean of Students on behalf of management, who commended NSSF and Monitor Publications Limited for considering Uganda Martyrs University as one of the venues for this very important Career Expo. She advised students to grab the opportunity before them and gain knowledge because it is their main capital.
“Take career guidance as a priority in your life to grab all the opportunities in this world,” she advised.
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) merged their annual University Career Fairs to produce more impressive fairs covering 11 universities across the country.
Over 300 Uganda Martyrs University students attended this year’s Expo which is also sponsored by; Ability Explored, Post Bank, Housing Finance Bank, CBA, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), NTV, KFM, Ddembe FM, and Spark TV.