While speaking to the organizers of the NSSF-Monitor Career Expo yesterday, David Busobozi, the Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi alumni relations officer revealed that results from a recent study conducted on their graduates indicate that those who took part in the previous career expos opted to start their own businesses and are apparently not regretting the decision.
“This was a random survey for students, who graduated within the last three years. 23 of them said they opened personal businesses and they do not regret the decision. Others decided to look for employment. We are writing a final report, it should be out by May,” Busobozi said.
Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, further asked the Monitor Publications and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to extend the ongoing universities’ career expo to its jobless graduates for at least one week.
The agreed engagement will run for one week as Nkozi University calls back all their jobless graduates to attend the inspiring expo.
Busobozi added that they are involving the two companies because they believe that the graduates who started their own businesses were inspired by the career guidance.
Nkozi University is among the nine Universities that have so far benefited from the expo where several motivational speakers talk to students about career choices and the character expected when hunting for employment opportunities as well as when starting businesses.
Moses Ssesanga, the Nation Media Group-Uganda head of human resources told Nkozi students that their CV should be able to show what a particular student is capable of doing.
“Your first paragraph in the CV should be able to show me what you are capable of doing. The list of schools you attended is irrelevant but what did you do when you were there? Were you a leader? Indicate that and I will know that you have leadership abilities,” Ssesanga said.