I first wish to inform you that you are at the right place if you are schooling or graduate of Mount Kenya University.MKU is one of the fastest growing Kenyan Universities with excellent courses for people who want to join any sector of economy.
We are living at a time when getting a job is extremely hard unless you pursued the right course. Fortunately, MKU has the right courses that can get you into the job market with ease. But I’d like to make you aware of the fact that many Human Resource officers prefer graduates from Universities like Strathmore,UoN,JKUAT and Daystar.So if you find yourself at MKU please do what I tell you below in order to compete with graduates from such universities.
If you are pursuing a degree course in Economics, BCOM, Finance, Accounting and any other business course make sure you pursue CPA, ACCA or CIFA before you graduate. These courses will greatly raise your profile. Alternatively, register for MSc Finance at the University of Nairobi or JKUAT.
If you are pursuing Actuarial Science make sure you pursue professional courses from Society of Actuaries or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).Actuarial Science degree alone may not take you anywhere.
If you are pursuing Statistics, ensure you are proficient in Statistical tools like R, SPSS and Stata.You should also be proficient in Excel and ACCESS.
Other courses also require you to have a great network in various sectors in order to get a job in Kenya.
Sometimes you can be lucky and get a job in a reputable institution.