Alumni Office Hosts Inaugural CEO Roundtable Meeting

By Benjamin Nengomasha

On Monday, July 31, 2023, The USIU-Africa Alumni Office in partnership with Placement and Careers Services office(PACS) launched a CEO Roundtable program aimed at enhancing mentorship and networking opportunities to the students. Through this program, students have exclusive access to USIU-A CEO alumni thus empowering them to explore career paths spanning across industries.

The inaugural event commenced at Kimisitu Sacco, where our very own alumnus Mr. Lwanga Mbeche is the CEO. The group mentorship program kicked off with a two-hour session where Doreen Otieno, the HR & Admin Manager at the Sacco, skilfully moderated and guided the discussions while ensuring all inquiries were addressed. Jonathan Asena Mtange, the Marketing and Business Development Manager, expounded on operations and product offerings that cater to customers' needs.

In his remarks, the CEO emphasized the importance of giving back to one's Alma mater. He commended the Alumni Office's efforts for establishing such a platform and shared his experiences in the workplace.

The students had a unique opportunity to interact with seasoned professionals and gain insights into opportunities and the challenges they face in their respective fields. After the mentorship session, the students were taken round on a physical tour of the organization, giving them a glimpse of real-life operations and a taste of the professional world.

With the prospect of internships being made available for students at the Sacco, this collaboration between the university and the organization promises to be mutually beneficial, providing students with practical learning experiences while offering the company access to fresh perspectives and talents.

The Alumni CEO's Roundtable Mentorship is set to become a regular event, with more alumni industry leaders and CEOs joining the initiative to mentor and empower the next generation of professionals. The USIU-Africa Alumni Office aims at making the program an integral part of the university experience, preparing students for the challenges in the professional world and expanding their networks.

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