The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program hosts alumni mentorship session

By Cynthia Achola
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Transitions Office, in partnership with the Alumni Relations Office, hosted Mr. Douglas Owino on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 for an alumni mentorship session with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars at USIU-Africa. A total of 25 Mastercard Foundation Scholars from the various cohorts attended the session, which was on how to spot and seize opportunities.

Douglas is currently the African Sub-Sahara Marketing Manager for Curtin University based in Australia. He is an alumnus of USIU-Africa and he studied International Business Administration, with Finance as his major. Douglas graduated in the year 2012 and he went on to pursue further studies in South Korea, through a Korean Government Scholarship. He pursued a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in International Business.

Douglas is a notable speaker who trains young people on how to secure global opportunities. He has assisted many students to get opportunities in various countries such as Africa, Australia, the United States of America, Europe, and Asia. During the mentorship session with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars, he talked about his experience on how he got the USIU-Africa scholarship and how he got his graduate studies scholarship from the Korean Government. By sharing his experience, the Mastercard Foundation scholars got to know how to look for scholarships in various universities and countries. The session held was very inspiring because, through Douglas’ experience, the Scholars got to see that anything is possible as long as they put in the work and the effort.

At the end of the session, the guest speaker was gracious enough to gift all the attendees with his book, How to Win and Retain scholarships, which he has authored. This book will help the Scholars know how to spot and seize scholarship opportunities.

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